Eye to Eye National Takes Action to Protect Participants as a “Partner in Prevention”

Staff Members Trained in Award-Winning Stewards of Children® Program for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Online PR News – 11-September-2020 – New York, NY – Eye to Eye National has achieved Partner in Prevention status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light. This status is given to organizations that take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations, and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Eye to Eye National earned the Partner in Prevention designation by providing Stewards of Children® training to over 90% of its management, staff, and volunteers. This evidence-informed program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. Partner in Prevention was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse.

”Creating an environment for students who learn differently in which they feel supported and empowered is our number one priority,” said Eye to Eye President, Marcus Soutra. “To ensure our participants have that space, it’s important that every adult interacting with them is trained to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.”

Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth-serving organizations, and communities to protect children. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 17 international locations.

Eye to Eye's participation in this effort is due to the support of the Oak Foundation. We are grateful for their leadership and for connecting us to the work of Darkness to Light.

"It takes all of us working together to ensure children are protected,” Eye to Eye Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer David Flink shared. “We are proud to stand with other distinct Partners in Prevention across the country who are committed to preventing child sexual abuse."

For further information on Eye to Eye’s commitment as a Partner in Prevention, please contact Richard B. Hall, SHRM-CP at hr@eyetoeyenational.org. To learn more about child sexual abuse prevention training or to enroll your organization in Darkness to Light’s “Partner in Prevention” program, please visit http://www.D2L.org/education/partner-in-prevention.

About Eye to Eye National:
Eye to Eye is a national nonprofit on a mission to improve the educational experience and outcomes of students who learn differently, including those with a specific learning disability (LD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). By partnering with schools, Eye to Eye helps students who learn differently embrace their strengths, build their self-esteem, and learn the skills to become self-advocates. For more information, visit http://www.eyetoeyenational.org.

About Darkness to Light:
Darkness to Light is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Through education and awareness, the organization seeks to create a safer world for children to grow and thrive. Darkness to Light’s flagship program, Stewards of Children®, is a one-of-a-kind, award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. More than 1.4 million adults have been trained using the program. For more information, visit http://www.D2L.org.