What We Do


Our Mission is to nurture abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment, and prevention.

We are a child-oriented facility, which serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse.
Our main focus is the health and wellness of the child. Members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) help the child and family cope with the abuse and begin the recovery process.

The Children's Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 

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Reporting Abuse

 

If you suspect a child is being abused, it should be reported to Medina County Job and Family Services (MCJFS) at

330.661.0800.

 

If a child is in immediate danger, please call 911.

 

The longer abuse continues, the greater the potential for serious and long-term emotional and psychological difficulties are for the child. 





Sexual Abuse Prevention

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Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children  is a revolutionary evidence-based sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action.

The Stewards of Children program is designed for organizations that serve children and youth, and any/all adults interested in protecting children.


The curriculum can be used by organizations and corporations who are:

  • Seeking evidence-based training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse.
  • Wanting to make a difference in their community by educating adults about the protection of children.
  • Needing to respond to insurance requirements regarding child protection.
  • Wanting to enhance community-training initiatives and develop potential sources of revenue.

Currently we able to provide this training for free to Medina County community groups and organizations, thanks to our donors.

Contact us today to schedule a training session for your organization or business. The training takes approximately 3 hours and does offer CEU's. 

We also offer training on child abuse to service clubs, local churches, parent groups, etc.
To request a presentation please contact Jean Bayer at (330) 764-8891 ext 216 or email a request to JBayer@MedinaCountyChildrensCenter.org

 

Below is an example of what you will see at the training and following the short video you can read some of the things people who have had the training are saying. 

 

In 2011, 102 individuals were trained in Medina County and we would love to add you to those trained in 2012!

 

Here is what individual's who have had the training are saying: 

"Very good. Relevant and vital information."

"All school personnel should see this presentation."

"This training was fabulous and should be taken by all adults in the community."

"I feel I have learned more about this subject then other classes we have taken."

"Great Program! A must for those working with children.",

"Somehow get this information out and make people aware.",

"Make this training available to Parents, Churches, and Schools. Inform/Educate everyone."

"Very good training provided a lot of useful information and gave me many things to think about."

"Great training. Prevention is key!"

"This was an excellent program that covers the need for public awareness about sexual abuse."

"Wish it would be mandatory for everyone that works with children."

"Very useful! You made a difference! Thank You!"

"I am so grateful I had the chance to hear this information. I feel better prepared as a parent for talking to my children and listening to them."

 




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