Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children (SOC) is an evidence-based program developed by the nationally known organization, Darkness to Light. SOC is designed for parents, caregivers, childcare professionals, community members, and any other interested adults to teach participants how to prevent, recognize, and react to signs of child sexual abuse.

Child sexual abuse has been in news reports over the past few years, but many adults are unaware how to recognize it, respond to it, or their role to prevent it. Our best strategy to prevent child sexual abuse is teaching adults the prevalence of child sexual abuse within our society, how to recognize it, appropriately respond it, and report it.

To schedule a Stewards of Children workshop for your workplace or organization or to get additional information, contact our Program Director Marcia Dykstra at (734) 434-4215 or at

In 2016, 128 adults were trained in the Stewards of Children program