Resources for Organizations

Organizations that work with children must offer safe environments for youth and employees. Child sexual abuse should be openly discussed, addressed and prevented. Steps to take include screening staff and volunteers, creating policies regarding one-child, one-adult interactions and developing a plan for reporting suspected abuse. Here are resources to help:

Assessing Your Organization

See Darkness to Light’s assessment on whether your organization might be at risk for child sexual abuse.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures to assist youth-serving organizations in adopting prevention strategies for child sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light provides child sexual abuse prevention tools for organizations.


Have your staff trained in the Stewards of Children program. Find a Stewards of Children facilitator in your community by contacting Prevent Child Abuse Iowa.

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