Education Programs

The responsibility of prevention lies with us: parents, teachers, coaches, faith-based leaders, and all other caring adults. We educate adults in prevention and awareness of child abuse and neglect. Champions for Children’s focus is on upstream solutions to prevent abuse from ever happening.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Program

Darkness to Light Stewards of Children®
Stewards of Children is a two-hour, nationally recognized training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Delivered onsite by a Certified Champions Facilitator with a DVD professional presentation, participant workbooks and guided discussion.

Did you know?

  • Only 38% of victims disclose abuse
  • 62% of victims do not disclose abuse
  • 90% of sexual abuse victims know their abuser
  • Only 10% do not know their abuser
  • 10% of children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday
  • 90% will not

  • Only about 38% of child victims disclose the fact that they have been sexually abused. Some never disclose.
  • Over 90% of sexually abused children are abused by someone known by the child or family.
  • About one in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
  • About one in seven girls and one in 25 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18.


So many victims are hidden in plain sight…

Champions For Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads is pleased to deliver a nationally recognized program to the region!

Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors. This training program offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach.

It is professionally constructed and uses real stories with real people and experts. Five steps for protecting children are taught and reinforced by trained Facilitators.

The training program is a 2-hour training with interactive workbooks given to every participant. The training is lead by a certified, well-trained Facilitator and utilizes an outstanding DVD and audio presentation.

Champions For Children: Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads Facilitators come onsite to train groups of adults who care for children in the Hampton Roads region. $10 per participant is required to pay for the cost of the participant workbooks.

Stewards of Children Facilitators
Stewards of Children Facilitators

Child Abuse Survivors Panel

This is a one-hour abuse survivor panel with available abuse survivors and moderators for groups of 40+, by special request. Please, call well in advance to schedule a panel presentation.

Speak Up – Be Heard! Introductory Advocacy Training

The two-hour training on legislative advocacy is great for college students and interested citizens
Developed by Families Forward Virginia. The class includes a PowerPoint presentation and an interactive discussion.

Commonwealth of Virginia Mandated Reporter Training

This is a two-hour, discussion-centered training opportunity, which is CEU credit-approved.
Led by a Department of Social Services Trained Facilitator