The Safe & Healthy
Communities Initiative

A Training Program to Prevent, Recognize,
and React to Child Sexual Abuse

Upcoming stewards of children webinars

Click on below to register for one of our upcoming Stewards of Children webinars. All are open to Chester County residents.

In Addition, We Have Other Training Options to Meet Your Needs

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Can’t make one of our webinars? Complete the program online, in your own time.

Additional Resources

For more resources about preventing child sexual abuse and how to talk to your child about safe boundaries, check out our growing list here.

About Us

Chester county can prevent
child sexual abuse

Stewards of Children is a training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is designed for parents, mandated reporters, organizations that serve youth, and individuals concerned about children’s safety. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-informed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child-protective behaviors.


The Chester County District Attorney’s Office is offering free Stewards of Children virtual workshops to parents, educators, and community members. Continuing education credits are available for teachers, nurses, dentists/dental hygienists, social workers, and early childhood and school-age professionals in Pennsylvania.

Stewards of Children is part of the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative created by Penn State University. The DA’s office is proud to partner with the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc., the host of these workshops.

Together We Can Keep Children Safe From Sexual Abuse

One in ten children will experience sexual abuse before they turn 18. It can have devastating and long-term consequences for victims as well as communities.

Chester County was awarded a competitive grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to partner with Penn State University and other local organizations for the Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative, designed to reduce child sexual abuse rates through evidence-based programs.

Our Goal is to Train 5% of Chester County Adults by the End of 2022.

You can help us reach our goal by attending a workshop and encouraging your friends and family to join you in being a Steward of Children.

Who Is Involved

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What Our Trainees Have to Say

Number of Adults Trained