Get Trained at the Siskiyou YMCA

It's for Everyone.

The Siskiyou YMCA is partnering with the Ford Family Foundation to offer Darkness to Ligh training, which seeks to prevent child abuse through community education. Our nationally acclaimed curriculum educates adults on how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibility to child sexual abuse. If we train 5% of our county, we can make a true difference and create change, for the better.

We Have Trained:

Community Members

Kahtiswaam Wellness Center

Fairchild Medical Center Staff

Kidder Creek Orchard Camp Staff

First 5 Parenting Class

Siskiyou County Behavioral Health

Seventh Day Adventist School Staff and Church Members

Ponytail Softball 

Yreka Little League

Siskiyou County Fire Chiefs

BACA- Siskiyou County Chapter


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800+ Adults have been trained in Siskiyou County. 

Our goal is to train 5% of our population, which can create significant social change. Initial training is 3 hrs. Contact us to join a training, or to set up a training for your coaches, organization, or group.

If we train 5% of our population,
we can make an impact on child abuse.

Do we have a plan to reduce child abuse in our community. Yes. 

98% of participants would recommend this training to a friend or coworker.



The Magnitude of the Problem

Child sexual abuse is far more prevalent than people realize. Find out how big the problem really is.
Magnitude Statistics


Risk Factors

While no child is immune, there are child and family characteristics that can heighten the risk of sexual abuse.
Risk Factor Statistics


About Perpetrators

Those who molest children look and act just like everyone else. Abusers can be neighbors, friends, and family members.
Perpetrator Statistics


Signs of Abuse

Know what to do if you suspect or discover child sexual abuse. Learn signs of abuse that will help you identify when to report.
What to Do Facts


Circumstances of Abuse

Child sexual abuse takes place
under specific, often surprising
Circumstances Statistics

Facts on Reporting

Only about one third of child sexual abuse incidents are identified and even fewer are reported.
Reporting Statistics