National statistics indicate that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18. You can learn how to prevent child sexual abuse and create a safer community for children by registering for an upcoming Stewards of Children workshop presented by Davis House Child Advocacy Center in conjunction with Columbia State Community College.

Davis House, which provides investigative and healing services to children and their families in response to allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse in Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson counties, emphasizes community education focused on prevention and early intervention as part of their mission. This three-hour training uses survivor stories and expert insight to supply practical steps to help you prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Davis House staff members are authorized facilitators of Stewards of Children, an evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention training program that was created by Darkness to Light.  Davis House currently provides this training to parents, schools, churches, daycare centers, civic groups, businesses, and other youth-serving organizations. Columbia State provides ongoing community education opportunities open to the public, and this joint event with Davis House is a part of their efforts to enlighten community members on topics of interest for the good of the community. 

The training will take place on Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Community Room (Room 221) of the Williamson Campus of Columbia State, which is located at 1228 Liberty Pike in Franklin.  This training is provided by Davis House Child Advocacy Center at no cost to participants through grants and donations to Davis House from businesses, individuals, and the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. 

This session is open to the public. Registration is required as space will be limited. To register, visit the following link:

Davis House Child Advocacy Center combats child abuse by coordinating services to children and their families in crisis and providing community education focused on prevention and early intervention. For additional information about Davis House Child Advocacy Center and the services provided, please visit  To schedule a prevention training program, please contact Tara Tidwell, Marketing & Community Outreach Coordinator for Davis House, at 615-790-5900 ext. 104.

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