Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

consider the statistics

  • Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem with the most serious array of consequences that children face.
  • There is evidence that the consequences of child sexual abuse are equal to or greater than the consequences of other forms of child maltreatment.

In 2012, Idaho Children’s Trust Fund (ICTF) – Idaho’s own commission to end child abuse, announced the Treasure Valley Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to train 5% of the Treasure Valley’s adult population (about 22,500 people) in the Stewards of Children (SOC) evidence-based child abuse prevention program. We invite you to a training to learn new skills to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

We encourage all responsible adults to participate in the SOC training but believe that it is essential for professionals who work with children such as coaches, library employees, daycare providers, and many more. People who encounter children on a daily basis are far more likely to be encountering a child who is abused, but are unaware of the signs.

There are two ways to receive the training online or in-person with a group.

  1. For a group, gather a group together and have one of our trained facilitators come to you and provide in-person training.
    • To schedule an in-person Stewards of Children training to your staff, volunteers and patrons, please email our training coordinator:
  2. Online: Through a partnership with the Treasure Valley YMCA, we are offering the normally $10 per person Stewards of Children training for the discounted price of $3.


Stewards of Children: Adults Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

What is Stewards of Children?

Stewards of Children is a 2 hour, evidence-informed training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for parents, youth serving organizations, and other concerned individuals.

Who uses the program?

Stewards of Children is for anyone who wants to make a difference in their community by educating adults about the protection of children. It is also used by youth serving organizations, business, and corporations that wish to train staff and volunteers in child sexual abuse prevention, enhance child protection policies and procedures, or respond to incurance requirements.

What does it cover?

Stewards of Children includes:

  • Facts about child sexual abuse
  • The types of situations in which it might occur
  • Simple, effective strategies for protecting children
  • The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults
  • The signs of child sexual abuse
  • Methods for reacting responsibly

What are the details?

The training is offered online at and through a group session led by a D2L authorized facilitator at a location near you. To find facilitators in your area, visit our directory at The training includes a workbook, booklet, fact sheet, certificate of completion, and resource guide. Stewards of Children is available in a Spanish language version.