Partners in Prevention

The following organizations were recognized by Darkness to Light for their efforts: Adams Run Baptist ChurchBerkeley County School DistrictCamp Happy DaysCharleston Area Senior CitizensCharleston County LibraryCharleston County School DistrictCharleston Collegiate SchoolCharleston Day SchoolCountry Club of CharlestonDorchester Children’s CenterDorchester School District 2EdVenture Children’s Museum Inc.First Baptist SchoolGreenville County Recreation DistrictHealth Promotion SpecialistsHeritage Community ServicesHope Haven of the LowcountryJohn Wesley United Methodist ChurchJourney Baptist ChurchKiwanis Club of CharlestonLittle School at Grace ChurchLowcountry Pregnancy CenterMontessori Day SchoolServices Inc. & Foster Grandparents ProgramSmile SpecialistsSt. Luke’s Children’s Center St. Luke’s Lutheran ChurchSt. Matthew’s Lutheran ChurchSt. Timothy Lutheran Church of Goose CreekThe Children’s Museum of the LowcountryUniversity School of the LowcountryWe are FamilyYouth Empowerment Services Inc.

Darkness to Light designated 34 organizations as Partners in Prevention this week in a national campaign aimed at ending sexual abuse and guaranteeing every child a brighter future.

Darkness to Light held a luncheon at Mount Pleasant’s Waterfront Park on Tuesday to award each organization with a plaque. The groups trained their employees to recognize signs of abuse and implemented prevention policies, such as limiting opportunities where a child is left alone with an adult.

“This group of organizations are most certainly on the leading edge of making our community safer,” said Jolie Logan, chief executive officer of Darkness to Light. “Not very often in life are we given the opportunity to change something that’s truly wrong with our society.”

The event was part of Darkness to Light’s “Prevention Month,” which features a series of free seminars to teach adults necessary skills to protect children from sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light has trained more than 300,000 adults in sexual abuse prevention since 2000. The group is represented in 49 states and 15 countries, according to the group.

For more information, go to www.d2l.org.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.