Darkness to Light Plus Workshop at Richmond Community College

Event date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Event Information
North Carolina School Health Training Center
Contact name: 
Genele Byrd
Contact email: 
Contact telephone: 
Richmond Community College, Cole Auditorium, Hamlet Room, 1042 West Hamlet Avenue, Hamlet, NC 28345

The NC School Health Training Center (NCSHTC) and the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) are providing a series of regional workshops for Darkness to Light Plus, a child sexual abuse prevention program for school personnel.  The 3-hour, nationally-known program has been expanded to five hours to help schools analyze policies pertaining to prevention, reporting and access to children.

The NCDPI Title V Grant provides funding for:

  • 5-hour training
  • Workbook and other materials
  • Lunch
  • Substitute pay for instructional staff

Who should attend?

  • Participating schools should send a 3-member team composed of a teacher, counselor or nurse, and the administrator who approves volunteers.  (Please bring a copy of your policies regarding access to children, if available.)

Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Explain the prevalence and devestating effects of child sexual abuse 
  • Describe the relationship between child sexual abuse and violent crime, teen pregnancy, and substance abuse
  • Overcome barriers to recognizing and reporting abuse
  • Apply the tools of choice, personal power, compassion, and becoming conscious of being a steward of children
  • Execute the steps to protect children by preventing, recognizing, and reacting responsibly
  • Analyze school policy on child protection, adult access to children, and assistance for survivors

This is a free workshop presented by the NCSHTC with funding from NCDPI.

Where:  Richmond Community College, Cole Auditorium, Hamlet Room, 1042 West Hamlet Avenue, Hamlet, NC 28345

When:  November 14th (9:00AM to 3:30PM)

Register here.


Difficulty registering?  Contact Genele Byrd.

Questions? Contact Dr. Donna Brietenstein.