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900+ 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.

Darkness to Light Training in Siskiyou County

provided by the Siskiyou YMCA

It's for Everyone.

The Siskiyou Family YMCA will provide your work team, coaches, church or friend-network with on site training to to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Initial training is three hours, with opportunities to come together twice per year for additional conversation. We encourage you to request a special session for your group or organization.

To learn more, read "Protect Our Children" by the Ford Family Foundation. 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


Flip the Switch for Change

In March, Aly Raisman launched the Flip the Switch campaigin partnership with Darkness to Light to offer our Stewards of ChildrenĀ® online course which teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through the campaign, the training is free and Aly autographs each and every certificate of completion - 1800 and counting! 

Contact the Siskiyou Family YMCA to set up a training for your group, to reach the tipping point for change.



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

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.