Childhood Stories

(1958)  Newly Crowned Miss America Marilyn Van Derbur

There are over 39 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States today… a nearly unfathomable number of lives terrorized and forever changed at the hands of molesters.

“Child sexual abuse crosses all geographical boundaries,” said Darkness To Light (D2L) President and CEO Jolie Logan. “Every nation and every country in the world deals with this issue on a daily basis.”

Four brave survivors peer through their childhood windows to share their very personal experiences of sexual abuse in a powerful D2L documentary entitled, “Childhood Stories”. In this documentary, these brave adults reflect on the realities of being molested as children and the challenges they’ve had to overcome to heal and move on with their lives.

As you view this 23-minute video, please be aware the content is a very honest, candid view into the lives of child abuse survivors.

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“Childhood Stories” is one component of a larger training program called “Stewards of Children”, sponsored by D2L.

“The new Stewards of Children was built around the concept of HOPE,” Logan commented. “It IS possible to prevent, heal, support each other, and make smart choices. People leave the training feeling inspired, ready to act, and not overwhelmed.”

Stopping child abuse is up to each of us. In my opinion, any caring, concerned adult or organization who works with children in any capacity should seriously consider hosting or attending a Stewards of Children program.

“Darkness to Light exists as a resource to any parent, organization or concerned citizen who wants to get involved in making their community a safer place for children,” encouraged Logan.

6,000 trained facilitators throughout the world are available to conduct Stewards of Children training. D2L also offers an online training program; see Stewards of Children to learn more.

As we work to raise awareness with the end goal being the protection of all children around the world, one survivor’s battle cry really struck me…

“When I think about stopping child sexual abuse, I think about a trip I took to Gettysburg… I was blown away by what it took to stop the institution of slavery. Everyone got involved… they got a conscience. Same thing with sexual abuse. Everyone is going to have to get involved. Everyone will have to get a conscience.” ~Donna Scott, Survivor

Break the silence. Get involved. Let’s wipe out child abuse once and for all.

Marilyn Van Derbur Featured Speaker at event in Carmel, Indiana

For those interested, Miss America 1958, author and child sexual abuse survivor featured in this video, Marilyn Van Derbur, is the keynote speaker at the Friends of Chaucie’s Place Breakfast on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at Ritz Charles, in Carmel, IN. You can make reservations online by clicking the above link. I will there and hope to see you there, too!

About Darkness to Light (D2L)

D2L Primary Use Logo - No backgroundDarkness to Light (D2L) has championed the movement to end child sexual abuse since its founding in 2000. With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 additional countries, D2L provides individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. To date, the D2L network of 6,000 authorized facilitators has trained over 500,000 parents, youth serving professionals, and organization volunteers in D2L’s award-winning Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention program.

About Ginger

Chance and GK 2013-04-26Raising awareness of the world-wide epidemic of child abuse has become Ginger’s life mission. An impassioned child advocate, trainer, speaker and child forensic interviewer, Ginger can be contacted via her website, “Ginger Kadlec: 4UrKids” at or find her on Facebook at



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