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Education, Travel & Culture Takes Action to Protect Exchange Students as a Darkness to Light “Partner in Prevention”

Host Family Welcomes Brazilian Exchange Student to South Carolina

Staff Members Trained in Award-Winning Stewards of Children® Program for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

We are advocates for our exchange students and encourage the communities we work in to step up, get involved, and practice prevention.”
— Brenda Ferland, ETC Field Director

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, January 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Education, Travel & Culture (ETC) has achieved “Partner in Prevention” status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. [Organization Name] earned the “Partner in Prevention” designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff, and volunteers. This evidence-informed program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. “Partner in Prevention” was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth serving organizations, and communities to protect children. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 16 international locations.

To learn more about child sexual abuse prevention training or to enroll your organization in Darkness to Light’s “Partner in Prevention” program, please visit www.D2L.org/Partner.

About Education, Travel & Culture:
Education Travel & Culture is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] educational exchange organization. Its purpose is to promote international understanding and goodwill by providing high quality educational and cultural exchange programs in the United States and abroad. ETC provides inbound program opportunities for high school students throughout the world to study in an American high school and live with an American family.

About Darkness to Light:
Darkness to Light (D2L) has championed the movement to end child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000. With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 additional countries, D2L provides individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. To date, the D2L network of 9,000 authorized facilitators has trained over 1.2 million parents, youth serving professionals, and organization volunteers in D2L’s award-winning Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention program.

For more information about hosting an international teen, volunteering, or working with exchange students visit www.edutrav.org or email Field Director, Brenda Ferland at bferland@edutrav.org.

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Education, Travel & Culture
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