YMCA's launch statewide campaign

| 25 Oct 2013 | 04:07

    The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance has partnered with Darkness to Light, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization to educate adults in the community on how to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse.

    Expert say, one in 10 children will experience child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.

    In-person, facilitator-led trainings are open to the public and can be of interest to youth sports organizations, school districts, faith centers and non-profits. Local businesses, large or small, are encouraged to participate. Free online training is available for New Jersey residents through April 23, 2014. Continuing education credits for professionals in various fields can be obtained through this training.

    “As social responsibility is one of the Y’s key areas of focus, we are committed to developing community-based solutions that unite people to participate in and work for positive social change,” said Richard K. Gorab, president and chief executive officer. “By partnering with Darkness to Light, we will educate and empower adults to become agents of change to protect children from sexual abuse.”