Child Abuse Prevention Educational Opportunities

Child Abuse Prevention Online Educational Opportunities

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is pleased to present the following free educational opportunities from Darkness to Light. These courses and discussions are designed to help parents, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with children understand, prevent, and respond to child sexual abuse.


Self-Paced Trainings:

Stewards of Children Online

Self-paced, two hours.
Learn to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. CEUs available for social workers, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists. Register at Darkness to Light. (Free with code: FLIPTHESWITCH)


Protecting Children During A Crisis Online

Self-paced, 30 minutes.
This training will help parents and caregivers navigate through the unusual circumstances they may be facing due to our current global health crisis. Participants will develop a Family Code of Conduct and Crisis Plan for Child Sexual Abuse using guided worksheets. Register at Darkness to Light.


Interactive Discussions:

Note: Completion of the Stewards of Children training is a pre-requisite to participate in the following discussions.  To register, please send your certificate of completion to  


Stewards of Children Follow-up Discussion: Protecting Children During COVID-19

Thursday, May 21 | Monday, June 22 | Wednesday, July 22, 12:00-12:45 PM EDT
An interactive webinar discussion about child sexual abuse prevention with a focus on the unique strategies needed to protect children and youth during this time of crisis including internet safety, and noticing for signs of abuse virtually.


Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, May 26 | Thursday, June 25 | Monday, July 27, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Having age-appropriate, open conversations about personal safety, our bodies, sex, and boundaries is an important step in protecting children as it instills knowledge in children and teens that make them much less vulnerable.


Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations

Thursday, May 28 | Thursday, Jun 18 | Monday, July 20, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Learn how to be an active bystander in child sexual abuse prevention and response. Discuss how to intervene and reinforce boundaries in real life examples of boundary violations and inappropriate behavior.