Because of COVID-19, we will not provide our face-to-face classroom trainings until the country is fully operational and participants are no longer required to wear masks.  We do not want to add any more stress, fear, or anxiety on top of the emotive topic of our training. 


VIRTUAL TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE!

Saturday 18th July – 9:30am-12:30pm – FULL

Thursday 23rd July – 5:30pm-8:30pm – FULL

Tuesday 28th July – 10:00am-1:00pm FULL

Saturday 1st August – 9:30am-12:30pm – FULL

Thursday 6th August – 5:30pm-8:30pmFULL

Saturday 15th August – 9:30am-12:30pmFULL

Thursday 20th August – 5:30pm-8:30pm FULL

Saturday 29th August – 9:30am-12:30pm  



(Spaces are limited and fill up very quickly – You will NOT be registered until this form has been submitted and you have received a confirmation email)

Participants must attend the entire 3 hour virtual training to receive certification.
No late arrivals please. IF YOU ARRIVE LATE, once the first video is playing, you will not receive credit for the session and must register for another session.


If you would like to arrange a virtual training for a group or your youth serving organization, please email helen@scars.bm


Testimonials from people who have taken the training :

“This topic has always been taboo; it is excellent that this is now being discussed in the forefront.  There are numerous victims and we need to prevent this from continuing.”

“As a victim myself, it has shown me things about myself that I didn’t realize played into my adulthood. The training has awakened my drive to help advocate for SCARS.”

“This was a refresher for me, but it was still very interesting and highlighted things I had forgotten.  The trainer was excellent!”

“Amazing session! I learned so much. Thank you for being so open and honest. The videos were great.”

“Being a father wanted me to protect my kids by any means possible SCARS showed me how I can do it properly and safely.  Thank you.  This helped a lot.”

“Powerful and Important Training.  I want to take SCARS to Canada.”

“Encouraged me not to be embarrassed to speak out or intervene with any suspicious or uncomfortable behavior.  Increased my awareness of the environment children are put in by myself or around me.”

“I enjoyed all of the important information of “SCARS” Good to know it’s good to talk early about it. Learning about boundaries and knowing that it is more likely to be someone that you know & trust.”

“One-word WOW! It opened my eyes about abuse.  I learned a lot and will utilize the information learned.”

“Excellent Program! It really helped me to have a clearer understanding and to change my mind about becoming more involved in participating in the solution.”

“Excellent Training!  Best and informative training that I’ve completed in a long time!  This training should be mandatory for lots of organizations re: children and adults.  You did great presenting Glenda!!”

“Well done!! Marvelous organization and much needed in Bermuda and Beyond.”

“I applaud the work you do and feel it is an invaluable service that you provide to the community.  I’d love to become more involved with your organization to help spread the message.  We need to protect our children.  We need to be their voice and empower them to speak.”

“The instructor delivered selflessly. I admire her courage to allow her pain to be the hope, healing purpose to support and empower others impacted are affected to have a voice AGAIN!!!  I have been in trainings prior to “Darkness to light training”, Hands down this has been the best!”

“Excellent!!  Never give an opportunity to injustice if it is in your power to stop it.  Continue to ask open ended questions.”

“This is my second time doing this.  I have implemented several techniques with my children and have learned new techniques to apply going forward.”

“Encouraged me not to be embarrassed to speak out or intervene with any suspicious or uncomfortable behavior.  Increased my awareness of the environment children are put in by myself or around me.”

“This training opened up my eyes to the seriousness of child sexual abuse.  Although I know it is bad, this presentation let me know that there are things that I can do to prevent it”.

“The session was very challenging as a survivor of myself, but it helped me a lot to prepare my own two daughters if a situation is to occur and how to go about it.” 

“As a mother of 4 children I decided it would be important to take the SCARS training.  I wanted to know how to protect my children and to be better informed. I did not realize what an enormous impact it would have on my understanding and the priceless tools it would provide.  After taking the training it removed the awkwardness of discussing sex and sexual abuse with my children and others.  It opened my eyes to see the need to put protection in place in my home, when my kids would go on sleepovers, sporting activities etc.  It empowered me with insight on what to look for in kids’ programs and situations to avoid.  It even helped me know how to react, speak words of comfort and where to direct several adults who have since shared their childhood sexual abuse with me personally.  I am so thankful that I took the training and would encourage anyone to do so!  It changes your entire perspective on childhood sexual abuse and gives you the tools to become part of the solution in preventing it.” Karla Brookes 

“My staff were engaged and totally absorbed into the presentation; and all walked away feeling better informed and empowered, ready to advocate for the children.” – Cindy Weeks, Principal, Harrington Sound Primary School  

“Today’s session was absolutely excellent.  I came away with so much more understanding and knowledge.  I hope to share this message with other parents and educators. I would like to register my husband for the next session. Thank you so much.”

   “Many Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the training session on Saturday. I was truly enlightened and sometimes overwhelmed with the information that was presented; sitting here with tears in my eyes. I feel more equipped in how I can deal with a situation and will do my part to protect the children in my life.”

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 `“I found the SCARS ‘Darkness to Light’ training to be incredibly informative.  It not only educates on how to put preventative measures in place to protect our children, but also how to talk to young children about their bodies, sex and how to keep themselves safe.  I wish I had this training when my children were young.  It is an incredibly worthwhile investment of time.”

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“Thank you.  I really enjoyed the training and as an educator I learned more to help in my field.”  

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 “Thank you so much for a much needed  informative and practical. It is long overdue and I have waited for a presentation like this to take place in our churches for over 20 years – my family are survivors.”  

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“Parents and Volunteers are guided to be alert to the indicators of abuse (sexual, physical, psychological/mental and neglect). Our volunteers are expected to Teach, Promote and model Respect and Anti-violence behaviours at all times while with their Little.  In conjunction, our dedicated Case Managers supervise each match by checking in with Bigs, Parents and the Littles to ensure the safety of each child.  We became SCARS certified on March 20, 2013 and are actively incorporating SCARS training into our programme.” – Lydia Rawlins, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bermuda.

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“On behalf of St. John Ambulance we wish to Thank You for a very empowering lecture and presentation. I believe that everyone who attended left with a positive message and awareness that they did not have before this presentation. The message we all got was that one can make it a better world for our precious children. Again we thank you for your continued dedication and love for the cause, which we all support.” – Veronica DeSilva, St. Johns Ambulance.

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“I am so thankful that I attended the training offered by SCARS. It has made me more aware of what I see and sometimes overlook as an educator. I would endorse that every person employed by the Ministry of Education be enrolled in this training in order to heighten awareness and signs of abuse.”

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“Thank you for providing the amazing training. I really appreciate you offering an experience that can make such a difference to so many! It was very beneficial exposure to such a distressing topic. I certainly expanded my understanding of the issue and felt empowered to be aware of what I can do to decrease risks.” – Helen Orchard, Bermuda National Gallery

 “This is an eye-opening experience and highlights the notion that we must always be aware, of not only our surrounding and of course our co-workers, but most importantly, our children. I am grateful for your work and dedication to this cause.”

“This session was truly life changing and opened my eyes to see all the things that are going on around us with our children.  I feel way more prepared to teach my own children all about their body parts and how they can protect themselves.”

“From my experience in Toronto, we go through certification; However, I receive the impression that it is not for the greater good of the children, but almost as if they are trying to prevent law suits from occurring and protecting the identity of the organizations.  From my honest opinion i have never felt as connected to the cause of child safety as i have with SCARS.”