Hickory – As parents, you make choices every day to protect your kids. You cover them with sunblock in the summer to Darknessprotect them from burns. You bundle them up in the winter to protect them from the cold.

But how do you protect them from sexual abuse? You might think it can’t happen in your family, town, or youth serving organization. And that’s what everyone likely thinks – until it happens.

One in ten children are sexually abused before their 18th Birthday, 40% of children who are sexually abused are abused by older or more powerful children.

Every adult who cares about children will learn something from the Darkness to Light two hour training program led by a trained Facilitator who uses an interactive workbook and training video which prepares you with simple, proactive steps.

This traing is FREE, thanks to Catawba County United Way.

The training is at Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 624 First Street SW, Hickory, NC 28602 on Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. Register to attend by emailing Virginia Wright at wright.virginia.f@gmail.com or Kate at klandry@catawbacountync.gov