Children First is a program of Children’s Trust

Children First offers child abuse prevention and education programs in local schools and for concerned adults to create a safer community for children:

Stewards of Children® is a child sexual abuse prevention training for adults, which increases knowledge, improves attitudes and changes child protective behaviors. Stewards of Children currently is offered at no cost to anyone who cares about or works with children on a regular basis, and can be presented to any group, such as businesses, churches, or civic groups. For more information, click here:


Speak Up Be Safe (SUBS) is a child abuse prevention curriculum currently taught to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. SUBS teaches children how to recognize abuse, gives them resistance skills for increased safety, and empowers them to protect themselves. For more information, click here:


Interested in local training? Host a Stewards of Children class to learn how to prevent and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Call Sydney Coyner at (540) 344-3579 x13, or email