NCFY Recommends: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse at Youth-Serving Organizations


Youth workers spend their days creating safe environments for youth, but one incident of sexual abuse can destroy the community. Darkness to Light, a Charleston, SC, nonprofit that combats childhood sexual abuse, offers resources and training to youth-serving organizations. Learn how to

  • Screen potential employees
  • Develop a policy for one-on-one interactions between adults and youth
  • Establish a plan for reporting suspected abuse

You can also stay up to date on best practices in guarding against sexual abuse by signing up for Darkness to Light's quarterly  periodical for youth-serving organizations. Or search the organization's map to find training workshops and other events near you.


National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth | 5515 Security Lane, Suite 800 | North Bethesda, MD 20852 | (301) 608-8098 |