A Training Program to Prevent, Recognize,
and React to 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.
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.