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“One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18, yet only one in ten abused kids reaches out for help.” This is the sobering statistic provided by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden (seen on right) as he discussed the Stewards of Children program, aimed at training adults to recognize and report child abuse.

During a press conference held Thursday, Feb. 16, at the University of Delaware, Attorney General Biden was joined by leaders of four institutions of higher learning as they announced plans to introduce the Stewards of Children training to their campuses. Training at UD will be under the coordination of Jennifer (J.J.) Davis, UD’s vice president for finance and administration, with assistance from Lynn Okagaki, dean of the College of Education and Human Development.

“This is an issue that we take very seriously in the College of Education and Human Development,” said Okagaki. “We have a number of programs in place that educate not only our students but also faculty and staff how to identify, prevent and report abuse. It is a natural fit for our college to serve as an active partner in this program.”

Read the full article Stewards of Children on UDaily.