Tennessee Ranks at the Top of Training to Spot Child Sexual Abuse - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Feb 26, 2019

Tennessee is at the forefront of an initiative to prevent child sexual abuse, with almost 12,000 adults trained to spot the warning signs of exploitation, The Rutherford Source reports. An annual evaluation by the Darkness to Light organization lists three child welfare groups in the state — Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee and Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County Inc. — that made the group’s top 10 list on completed training. “Little children continue to courageously disclose horrific stories of abuse every day at Child Advocacy Centers across the nation and here in Rutherford and Cannon Counties," Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer said. " Many of those children first disclosed the abuse to a trusted adult trained in the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children curriculum.”