Little Warriors offers training in Sparwood

Sparwood Council has received a letter from Shannon Phelan on behalf of the Little Warriors program.

  • Mar. 26, 2012 11:00 a.m.

By Andrea Horton


Sparwood Council has received a letter from Shannon Phelan on behalf of the Little Warriors program.

Phelan requested that council forward the following information to the community.

Little Warriors is a Canadian-based national charitable organization that focuses on the education and prevention of child sexual abuse.

According to the Little Warriors program, one in three girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday and 95 per cent of them will know their perpetrator and 60 per cent of women with panic disorder are victims of child sexual abuse.

On Monday, April 16, Little Warriors is offering Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children program. The training program will be held at Frank J. Mitchell Elementary School from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is designed to educate adults to help prevent child sexual abuse and motivate them to take courageous action. The Stewards of Children program is available for parents, organizations, schools and any professional working or volunteering with children.

The program is three hours long and includes: an interactive workbook; an accompanying DVD and the opportunity for discussion regarding important issues in sexual abuse prevention.

According to the news release, after training participants will understand the facts of child sexual abuse, how it happens, and that adults are responsible for the protection of children, they will also have resources to react responsibly to incidents of child sexual abuse.

For more information or to register go online at or call 1-888-440-1343.

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