Stewards of Children

Family Nurturing Center is pleased to offer the Stewards of Children curriculum in partnership with Darkness to Light.  Stewards of Children is a revolutionary prevention program designed to teach adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  It uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children. The framework of the training is built off the foundation of The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™.

You’ll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You’ll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents themselves.

Why does it apply to me?

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know or care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It’s going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not – unless you stop it from happening. And the good news, it can be stopped. (Excerpt taken from  Once completing the 2-hour training, participants will receive a certificate of completion and CEU credits if requested.

Want to schedule a training for your organization?

Please contact Jenny Smith, Prevention and Wellness Specialist, at 859-525-3200 ext. 220 or by email.

Register for the next Stewards of Children Training Session

Please select the date you are interested in joining.

“Thank YOU!  This training should be a requirement for ALL parents and caregivers of children. We all know about “stranger danger”, but the monsters whose faces we know and trust are a million times worse.  It’s unbelievable to me that if a stranger came up to our child we would know how to protect them, yet millions of families unknowingly deliver their children right into the hands of an abuser.  I know this because I was one of those mothers who thought “this wouldn’t happen to us”.   Please note that I said “wouldn’t” and not “couldn’t”.  I believed I knew the people in my children’s lives.  I believed I had these superhuman mothering abilities that would magically uncover the truth if anyone ever touched or hurt my children.  I had no idea I was living in a dream world.  When I “woke up” and realized something was wrong, I didn’t hesitate to do the right thing and tell the authorities.  It was just 4 years too late.  My children are safe now, and their abuser will stand on trial for what he did to them.”  – Parent after attending Stewards of Children training


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The Stewards of Children program has been empirically evaluated and is shown to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change participants’ child protective behaviors over the long term.  In 2007, the Stewards of Children Program was awarded the National Crime Prevention Program of the Year by the National Crime Prevention Council.

To schedule a Stewards of Children training, contact [email protected] or 859-538-1620.

For additional information, visit Darkness to Light – National

Child Victims Trust Fund KY Attorney General

Funding support for Stewards of Children made possible by the Child Victims’ Trust Fund


Provided evidence-based training to 1,290 adults.

72% of participants showed an increase in knowledge of child sexual abuse.

91% of individuals trained committed to implementing at least one action step to protect children.

Many thanks to the following who have been trained as Stewards of Children

Abby Enrichment Center
ABC Childcare
All About Kids Childcare
Angels Guarding Our Children
Around the Clock Childcare
Aunt Kathy’s Childcare
Bengals Tots Daycare
Big Loving Childcare
Boys and Girls Club-Newport
Bright Days Daycare
Car Bear Daycare
Chapman Childcare
Child Connection
Child Development Play Care Center
Childrens Inc.
Children’s Place
Country Hills Montessori Ft. Thomas
Discover Zone
Droopy Drawers Daycare
Every Child Succeeds
Faces Without Places
Funshine Childcare
Gingerbread Academy
Goddard Schook (Crestview Hills, Ft. Mitchell)
Grant Co. Relatives Raising
Growing Tree
Heavenly Daycare
Jump for Joy Preschool
Kiddie College
Kids Academy
Kids and Cribs
Kids at the Creek Preschool
Kids Club Preschool
Kids Day out
King’s Kids Childcare
Lighthouse Youth Services
Littlest Angels
Mother Hubbard
NKY Childrens Home
NKU Childcare
Rainbow Childcare (Cresent Springs, Florence)
Stepping Stones
Strong Minds
Tender Love and Care
Visions Early Learning Center
CAC Hamilton County
Bright Future
Buckeye Ranch
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Diverstion Foster Care
Family Ties Foster Care
First Step Home
Hamilton Co. GAL
Holly Hil
Life Skills Center of Cincinnati
MEBS and Associates
Mental Health America
Metor Hope
KY Cabinet
New Beginnings
ProKids CASA
Peas in a Pod
Romper Room Childcare
Voice for the Innocent
The Mentor Network
Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy
Elementz Dance
BLOC Ministries
Bridgetown Church of Christ
Cincinnati Mennonite Church
City Gospel Mission
Clough United methodist
Community Baptist Church
Community Faith Church
Creation Museum
Crossroads Center
Crossroads Church
Crossroads Preschool
Diocesan CCH
Diocese of Covington
Erlanger Christian Church
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Gospel City Mission
Hebron Lutheran Church
Hickory Grove Baptist Church
Holy Cross Preschool
LifeSprings Christian Church
Loveland Christian Church
Main Street Baptist Church Ed. Center
MOM’s Christian Childcare Center
Revive Church
Roselawn Lutheran Church
Sonrise Church
St. Catherine of Siena Church
West End Community Church
Williamstown Baptist
Beckfield College
Boone County Administration
Boone County Board of Education
Calvary Academy
Campbell County FRYSC
Chatfield College
Crittenden Mt. Zion Elementary
Dry Ridge Elementary
Goaddard School (Crestview Hills, Ft. Mitchell)
Grant Co. Middle/High School
Mason Corinth Elementary
Mayerson Academy
Mt. Healthy Jr/Sr Achieve Program
North College Hill Schools
Northern Kentucky University
Norwood School District
Ryland School
University of Cincinnati
Williamstown Elementary
Williamstown Middle/High School
Bridge Pointe
Brighton Recovery Center
Burlington Fire
Campbell County Police Deparment
Care Net
Center for Chemical Addictions
Cincinnati Fire Department
City Heights
Florence UMC
Hamilton County Juevenile Court
Hebron Fire Department
MSA Architects
Salvation Army
Santa Maria
Springdale Paramedics
Talbert House
Welcome House
Women’s Crisis Center
Wyoming Fire EMS