Stewards of Children


Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children.  It is the only nationally distributed, evidenced based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

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Authorized Facilitator: Matt Fosket, MA, LMHP, NCC

Child & Family Therapy Institute of Nebraska

1002 East Philip Ave, North Platte, NE 69101

Office: 308.532.4940



Statistics suggest that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by the age of 18. Ninety percent of children who are sexually abused are violated by someone they know and trust. This includes youth leaders of all types: teachers, coaches, ministers, mentors, counselors, parents and other youth.

The Child & Family Therapy Institute of Nebraska presents this important prevention program in Southwest Nebraska: Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention program.  This program takes a direct and comprehensive approach to the problem of sexual abuse within youth-serving organizations. A compelling video, the core of the curriculum, includes the stories of several courageous individuals who were victims of sexual abuse as children and who have contributed a great deal of time and effort as adults toward ending the cycle of abuse.


How past participants will use the information they learned:

  • “I will be more aware and pay attention more.  I will inform other people and will be more prepared if I ever encounter abuse.”
  • “Share this information with all organizations I am a part of that work with children.”
  • “To share and find out more information about the policies in the places I work.”
  • “I have the tools and knowledge to recognize and do something about child sexual abuse.”
  • “I will use it to be more aware of the signals of what to look for.”
  • “Since I have been more educated, I will be more aware.”
  • “By being more aware of the children and situations.”
Participant’s opinions of the strengths of the training:
  • “The information with testimonials.”
  • “The movie was very enlightening.  Workbook was full of information I didn’t know.”
  • “Interactive and the videos were powerful.”
  • “This training was incredibly beneficial.  Thank you for a clear, thorough training!  I learned new things and appreciate the facilitation of conversation led by Matt.  I’m glad I attended this training.  Well worth my Saturday morning!”


Stewards of Children is a program of Darkness to Light.  Learn more about Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children by visiting their website at