ALL TRAININGS ARE NOW VIRTUAL!
Once you have registered for a training session and you have not received a confirmation email within 2 working days, please check your ‘Spam/Junk’ folder, email Helen@scars.bm to confirm registration.
Darkness to Light ‘Stewards of Children’ is an award winning 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, entrusted with the care of children, and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-informed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.
Some of the outcomes of the program are as follows:
- Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse
- New skills for adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
- Positive change to organizational policies and procedures
- Individual commitment to action through a personal prevention plan
(Spaces are limited and fill up very quickly – You will not be registered until the form below has been submitted and you have received a confirmation email)
Participants must attend the entire 3 hour virtual training to receive certification. If you arrive late, once the first video is playing, unfortunately you will not be able to enter the virtual training room and will need to register for another session.
Participants are welcome to share the same device during the session, as long as everyone is visible, but because of sound feedback no more that 2 participants per device.
If you would like to arrange a private virtual training session for a group or your youth serving organization (minimum of 10 participants) please email Helen@scars.bm
Although there is a cost to SCARS, we continue to raise funds so that no member of our Bermuda community or anyone that works with Bermuda’s children has to pay for our virtual training sessions. We are grateful to our corporate and community donors!
Brilliant course. Passionate facilitators and real life stories. (SOC Sept 2022)
“I thoroughly enjoyed the training. I thought that the virtual training was much better as the screen and information was right in front of me as opposed to being on a screen further away from me.”
This three hour training course provided me with an understanding about child abuse and prevention that I previously did not have. It is a critical course that all adults should take and will benefit from and thus will help children. It was facilitated with expert knowledge, compassion and understanding. As a mother of two girls, age 6 and 9, I found it very difficult to hear the testimonials, but I am so grateful to all who shared their experiences in this training course, as they have given me the starting tools to look out for and care for my children and all other children. Thank you SCARS for the incredibly important work that you are doing. (SOC Aug 2022)
"Well done! May you educate more people not only here in the Island but also around the world." (June 2021)
This SCARS training was really impactful and important. I have done several safeguarding courses over the years as a teacher in the UK but they were not nearly as well done and impactful. It was so important to learn about sexual abuse on its own rather than group all forms of abuse together as it allowed the depth and understanding to come from this. It was very well run and Debi and Helen were brilliant. Thank you very much (June 2022)
"I would like to thank you for the opportunity, as being a sexual assault victim I learned sooo much and now I can protect my kids more and teach them about how to look out for sexual rapist. I gained a lot of knowledge. I will be recertifying myself every 3 years. And ill like to know more about your program. Thank you so much." (May 2021)
"Although this is my third certification training in SCARS, I thoroughly enjoyed the training and my flame has been relit.”
Despite being 3 hours long, I felt that the content necessary to give deep understanding to participants and adequately prepare them for the protection of children was condensed excellently and discussed in a way that allowed the information to be concise and meaningful. well done and thank you! (July 2022)
Thank you for your valuable time and patience. While I have never experienced abuse of any kind. Attending this training for the second time makes me more aware of what is happening in Bermuda and I hope that I can help make a difference to protect children and vulnerable and potential victims. Thanks again. 🤗🌷🤗 (June 2022)
"I feel strongly that this component is an effective tool for every child care provider on island at every capacity!" (May 2021)
"I really loved this training and wish that it was mandatory for everyone on the island to bring awareness and a safer environment. Thank you Helen and Debi!!! I really appreciated today and the words you said resonated with me. Knowing that I am not alone meant a lot and I will remember this for a very long time." (Feb 2022)
"I really loved this training and wish that it was mandatory for everyone on the island to bring awareness and a safer environment. Thank you Helen and Debi!!! I really appreciated today and the words you said resonated with me. Knowing that I am not alone meant a lot and I will remember this for a very long time."
"The training was delivered with passion, compassion, transparency, and understanding. The subject matter and the presentation style compelled continued engagement." (May 2021)
“My Training was an excellent experience and provided a safe space for me to be in when I felt triggered.”
The stories told were real eye openers and it made me view a lot of my troubled students differently as far as their behaviour. I would like to better understand them and be more lenient with them just in case they are secretly hurting from trauma. (SOC Sept 2022)
Facilitators were highly efficient knowledgeable and were warm and receptive to all the attendees’ comments/questions. (SOC Aug 2022)
"This session was thoroughly worth the 3 hours. The virtual environment was so calm and organized. The facilitators were so professional. During the whole experience, I learned a lot. I appreciate the virtual training kit, so much information. I think the Scars Training is an excellent program and should be implemented world to all who will work or enteract with children." (March 2022)
"I am so thankful for this eye opening opportunity. This training is of utmost importance to create consciousness around our community to understand how child abuse can be so easily hidden without the proper understanding of how to identify the warning signs. This training needs to reach every parent and caregiver, SCARS is doing a phenomenal job. Thank you." (March 2022)
"As someone who has an older sister who is a survivor of sexual abuse, this program is very close to my heart. The program was effective and to the point, I never felt confused or lost at any time about the information given. It kept my attention, and I was able to easily recall what I learned. I am so thankful for this opportunity to learn ways to help protect our kids. I hope that one day we can erase this issue and children will be able to grow up living healthy and happy lives. I highly recommend for everyone to take this course. We all have a role to play in protecting children." (2021)