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Educating both kids and adults is key to child abuse prevention and intervention! We offer a host of FREE online educational videos and handouts that offer practical tips and information about ways to protect children from sexual abuse and help them know what to do in the event they are ever harmed. Additionally, we offer the nationally acclaimed Darkness to Light Stewards of Children® training program to adults from all sectors of the community so that everyone is equipped with the knowledge and skills to keep children safe.


Believe Jeeves!

Designed for children elementary ages and younger, TBCAC’s four-legged volunteer Jeeves offers child-friendly tips to kids about body safety, appropriate body boundaries and keeping safe.

Click HERE to view “Believe Jeeves!” (woof)!



Sue Says…

TBCAC Executive Director Sue Bolde addresses sexual abuse prevention, mental health concerns and a host of child protection issues in her video vignette series, “Sue Says…” designed for parents, teachers and other caring adults on-the-go.

Click HERE to view “Sue Says…”.

Doc Talk

Dr. Amelia Siders (along with her loyal sidekick Jeeves) offers candid, practical tips about child sexual abuse prevention, child safety and the intervention and healing of child abuse in her vlog series, “Doc Talk”.

Click HERE to view “Doc Talk”.

Blog Library

Covering a host of child protection issues, our monthly blog addresses ways in which parents and other caring adults can protect children, as well as outlines facts and statistics about child sexual abuse around the country and right here in the Grand Traverse Region.

Click HERE to view our blog library.

Child Clues Infographic

This informative, at-a-glance resource outlines nine (9) ways that children acting outside of their normal behavior may indicate something isn’t right in their lives… including the possibility of experiencing child sexual abuse.

Click HERE to receive the infographic “Child Clues”.

10 Reasons Children DO NOT Disclose Sexual Abuse Infographic

It’s extremely common for children to NOT tell anyone they are being sexually abused… so, why is that? This informative infographic outlines the 10 primary reasons children remain silent about being victims of sexual abuse.

Click HERE to receive the infographic “10 Reasons Children DO NOT Disclose Child Sexual Abuse”.

Helping Your Child Heal From Abuse Guide

It’s often difficult for a parent or care giver to know what to do when a child has been abused. This guide explains the process followed by child advocacy centers, what to expect during a multidisciplinary child abuse investigation and outlines next steps for helping a child begin his/her journey of healing.

Click HERE to receive the guide, “Helping Your Child Heal From Abuse”.

Stewards of Children®

Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children® is a FREE two-hour training that discusses techniques for adults to protect children from child abuse,  talk with children about abuse, and learn how to responsibly report it.  This course not only protects children, it also protects adults from unknowingly creating situations where child abuse can occur.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Resources



1) “The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity” by Nadine Burke Harris, MD
2) “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk, MD



1) TED Talk: What Americans Agree on When it Comes to Help by Rebecca Onie



1) Compassion Resilience Toolkit — Facilitator resources to build the capacity of helping professionals, caregivers, and the systems in which they serve.

2) Building Community Resilience — Includes information about the approach; policy and advocacy; tools and resources

3) ACEs-Building Strong Brains from Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

4) Essentials for Childhood Framework — Creating Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments for All Children from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5) Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect — A Technical Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6) Life is Good: Welcome to the Hub of Optimism — Includes stories, information about the art of optimism, and ideas for how to get involved

7) Stress Health from the Center for Youth Wellness — Information on toxic stress, parenting with ACEs, and ways to help protect and heal children from toxic stress

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