About 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18. This means education is critical.

The Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training is a free evidence-informed training proven effective in educating adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It allows participants to hear from abuse survivors and professionals in the field while learning tangible ways to reduce the risk of sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

This training is applicable to every adult. It is great for individuals or any business/organization that works with children. This includes, but is not limited to, schools, churches, daycares, after school programs, and sports programs.

If you are interested in completing the training or bringing D2L to your organization, please contact Anna D’Herde at a.dherde@bracac.org or (270)783-4357.

The center relies on active community support by individuals and groups who want to help make a difference in their community. Volunteers are needed to provide support to children and families while visiting the Center, as well as assist with administrative activities and special events. For more information on how YOU can put your energy and talents to work for the Center, please call the Center at (270) 783-4357.

If you are applying to volunteer for the Great Teddy Bear Run, please also fill out a photo/video release form for every member of your party signing up. These can either be emailed to a.dherde@bracac. org or dropped of at the Center located at 103 East 12th Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101.