15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center
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P.O. Box 1225 107 N Greenwood St
Lebanon, TN 37088
Organization Details

Programs

Budget
$6,000.00
Description
Darkness to Light's 'Stewards of Children' is an evidence-based 2-hour training for adults. It consists of a mix of child abuse survivor stories, expert advice and practical guidance for preventing child sexual abuse. A link is shown between major social issues and child sexual abuse, such as teen pregnancy, violent crime and substance abuse. CEU credits can be earned according to state regulations. Each participant receives an interactive workbook. The cost of a workbook is $10. Some grant money is available to cover the workbook cost.
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Budget
$1,500.00
Description
Darkness to Light's 'Prevent Now!' is an one-hour community awareness meeting that is designed to bring members of the community together to hear about the problem of child sexual abuse and its economic impact on the community. It demonstrates that child sexual abuse is a problem that affects everyone, not just those who were abused. A documentary is shown that looks at child sexual abuse from the survivor's point of view. The economic impact of child sexual abuse is presented in a customized Power Point presentation. Community prevention initiatives may be discussed.
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Budget
$3,000.00
Description
The Prepare for Court program is designed for a child victim of severe abuse who must appear in court. The program consists of three sessions with a licensed mental health counselor. The first session deals with possible stress factors involved with going to court. The second session takes place in an actual courtroom so the victim becomes familiar with the courtroom and the proceedings. The third session takes place after the trial to review any problems that may have emerged during the trial.
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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

A challenge continues to get key people in the community to understand the importance of the Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children program. Many are hesitant to commit 2 hours to training. However, once people attend the training, they have wonderful things to say about it! We currently work with the Lebanon Special School District, Wilson County School System, the Macon Co School system, the Jackson Co School system, day cares and several churches to offer community education sessions. Our goal is to providing training to all teachers within the 15th Judicial District, arming them with the tools to keep our children safe and report child sexual abuse. This collaboration gets more people involved and informed. The cost per person is the price of a workbook at $10. which is deferred when grants are received to cover the cost.