Community & Professional Development Programs

CAN Council Overview or Tour

Learn more about CAN Council, our different program areas, what we are doing in the community, and how you and your group can help. This presentation is offered at your location or on a tour of our facilities.  

Mandated Reporting

This two-hour workshop was developed to help professionals who are classified as mandated reporters learn about their role in identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect. Attendees will receive updates on current Child Protection Laws and their responsibility under those laws, learn to identify signs that indicate child abuse or neglect and learn the process for reporting abuse and neglect.

The workshop is available year-round to professionals who work with children, as well as to all counties served by the CAN Council.

Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children® is a 2-hour evidence-informed, award-winning training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Through interviews with child sexual abuse survivors, experts, and treatment providers, Stewards of Children® teaches adults practical actions they can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities. Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention training in the United States proven to increase knowledge and change behavior. Numerous studies have shown that Darkness to Light’s prevention education works and evidence-informed training can change child protective behaviors

CEUs are available for Stewards of Children® for different professionals, including educators, nurses, social workers, counselors, law enforcement, and more. See a full list of approved CEUs for by visiting Darkness to Light’s website.

Baby Basics

Baby Basics is an hour-long workshop to teach childcare professionals and community members how to reduce preventable infant mortality. This workshop focuses on the prevention of shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma, as well as on safe sleep practices.