• Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children

    d2l_logo Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children is a training offered to community organizations and agencies that service today's youth.  The 2.5 hour training brings awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse and strategies for prevention.  The training offers lay people and professionals alike, tools to assist with both the knowledge of what child sexual abuse is and the skills to know what to do if presented with a child in that situation. Child sexual abuse is a scary thing and often uncomfortable for people to talk about, but with understanding and education comes the power to prevent.

    PCA MS has two facilitating representatives for the Darkness to Light - Stewards of Children program:

    Regan Doleac Spence, NP-C, SANE-P 

    Regan Doleac Spence is a family nurse practitioner and pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner at the Children's Safe Center in Jackson, MS.  Regan is part of the medical team responsible for forensic medical evaluations of pediatric patients who are suspected to have endured child maltreatment, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and/or neglect.

    Ann Skelton, LMSW

    "Prevent Child Abuse Mississippi offers sexual abuse prevention training through Darkness to Light- Stewards of Children."

    Ann Skelton is a social worker at the Children's Safe Center, in Jackson, MS, and is leading the way in the current parenting and prevention models established within the agency, to extend both inpatient and community wide.  Ann is a trauma trained therapist who has spent a lengthy career dealing with abuse victims and children within the foster care system in Mississippi.

    Please contact D2L facilitators for more information about setting up training sessions in your area:

    Askelton@umc.edu 
    Rdspence@umc.edu 
    (601)815-0157

    Visit d2l.org for more information.