1. What's with all the ant talk?
If you were to walk into our office not knowing what
we do, your first guess might by entomologists: insect
scientists. Throughout the office we have ants of all
shapes, sizes and colors decorating each and every corner.
It's funny how we came to be ant enthusiasts, but at
Darkness to Light we hold the ant in high esteem. Our
Founder and CEO, Anne Lee, was watching television one night
when she came across a program entitled "The Amazing Ant."
Anne was fascinated by some of the things she learned.
Firstly, ants only walk forward, never backwards; on top
of that ants are constantly communicating with each other
through pheromones. Even more incredible is the fact that
ants will only ever carry one grain of dirt at a time, but
if left to work ants can actually change an entire landscape.
Anne realized that if we as citizens modeled ourselves after
The Amazing Ant that we could make a huge difference one child
at a time. At this she contacted Jeffrey Kennedy, a local
artist whose work focused on ant sculptures, and our office has
been rife with
ants ever since.
2. What is the difference between an Instructor and a Facilitator?
leads Facilitator Workshops, and essentially
trains the trainers (Facilitators). To become an Instructor,
you must have ample experience facilitating the Stewards of
Children program, and be referred by another instructor or
An Authorized Facilitator is an individual who has attended
an 8-hour Facilitator Workshop and has been educated and
equipped by Darkness to Light to effectively deliver the
Stewards of Children program within a particular organization
and the broader community. Facilitators have access to all of
the Stewards of Children training tools, and are expected to
dedicate time, energy, and courage to the prevention of child
3. I want to become a Facilitator, what steps do I need to take to make that happen?
Contact Madeline Canfield at (843)965-5444 ext. 25,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a list of scheduled
Facilitator Workshops, please click here
4. I want to take the Stewards of Children Training, or have someone trained, what’s the best way to do that?
One simple way to take Stewards of Children is online! If you click on the posted link, just follow the steps and you will be on your way. http://www.darkness2light.org/prevention/stewards-of-children/onlinetraining.asp
If you want to take the training in person, we can try and help you set up a training in your area by one of our 1,800 US facilitators. Just call Madeline Canfield at (843)965-5444, ext 25.
5. Why do you focus your training on adults instead of kids?
We feel that adults are the ones equipped, both emotionally and intellectually, to really work to stop child sexual abuse. The safety of our children is the responsibility of adults and we have set up our organization with this in mind.