95% of Sexual Abuse is Preventable through education per the Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute

Learn how to Predict, Prevent and React to Child Sexual Abuse

"The children most at risk of being sexually abused by these groomers are the children surrounded by adults who cannot stomach learning about child sexual abuse. Child molesters deliberately associate with adults who cannot address these issues. They seek out adults who worry about hurting people's feelings. They charm adults who do not believe it could happen." From the book, The Socially Skilled Child Molester, by Carla van Dam PhD, leading clinical and forensic psychologist.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training - Entrenamiento en español disponible pronto

  • Children and Teens - age appropriate curriculum, includes training bullying and self-esteem issues

  • College Students

  • Parents - private groups and public workshops

  • Church members, staff, and clergy

  • Youth Serving Organizations - standard or customized training for organizations

    • School Districts

    • Charter Schools

    • Summer Camp / Weekly Camps

    • After school programs

    • Sports Teams / Coaches - Gymnastics, Soccer, Equestrian, Softball, Tennis, Swimming, Water Polo, Track & Field, etc.

    • Clubs

    • Theater programs

  • Businesses that cater to children and families

    • Preschool / Day Care

    • Amusement parks

    • Zoo

    • Chuck E. Cheese

    • Laser Tag Facilities

    • Indoor Trampoline / Jump House

  • Annual Conferences - Speaking and Training for

    • Educators / Education Associations

    • PTAs - Parent Teacher Associations

    • Public Schools and Charter Schools

    • Law Enforcement and Legal Professionals

    • Non-Profits & Youth Serving Organizations

    • Community Programs and Collaboratives

Curriculum is audience-based and age-appropriate. Curriculum is the intellectual property of Educate to Eliminate, Inc. developed by the founder, Christy Heiskala after more than a decade of training, research, experience, and volunteering for child safety organizations.

Educate to Eliminate also offers Darkness To Light Stewards of Children® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training. Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children® is approved for two (2) contact hours of continuing education by The National Association of Social Workers. 

This training is a game changer. I attended this training hoping to learn about how to spot a child predator. Instead what I learned is the framework I can put in place to not have to spot a child predator. Setting boundaries has changed my life and allowed me to live in less fear about my daughter. I also took steps to set boundaries around a family member that makes me suspicious. I feel more empowered and educated about this issue. I also learned important techniques on how to speak to my daughter about her body. Christy has not only the statistics, but the tools and action you can implement in your own life. This training way exceeded my expectations and should be mandatory for parents and educators.
— Amanda Allen, Attorney and Mother
I was pretty stunned after this training. I feel like I’m so vigilant and informed. But I could barely breathe by the end of it. It’s just unbelievable how much you can think you know but don’t. And it’s really hard to know exactly how to approach things with your kids. But it’s something we should talk about more often.
— Nichole MacDonald, mother
I recently attended Christy Heiskala’s training on Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. It was an “eye opener”! Her group training workshop covered some alarming stats about child sexual abuse. I realized that “stranger danger” is not so much a worry as people you know and trust may be. The training incorporated education and insights from Christy, an informative video which included interviews from victims and group discussions. The effects of sexual abuse can be so damaging to victims throughout their whole life. I never want this to happen to my child, or any child for that matter. I walked away from Christy’s training with a clear view of how I can prevent this from happening to my daughter and have an awareness of child predator behaviors (since most offenders of children are someone we know). A helpful workbook was also included for us to take home. I now have policies and procedures in place to prevent sexual abuse from happening to my child and others. Thank you for your passion and dedication to this cause Christy!
— Lisa Marie Rowell
Very informative. It’s heart breaking but the statistics don’t lie; it happens. This class helps you to watch out for signs and helps educate your children as well.
— Yuleni