One Child. One Story. One Place... Lily Pad
One Child. One Story. One Place... Lily Pad

Annual Child Abuse Symposium



The Lily Pad SANE Center, Inc., will be hosting it's Annual Child Abuse Symposium on Thursday, April 16, 2020.

The event is co-sponsored by Albany State University's Criminal Justice Club (Omega Xi Theta). 


Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm. (Lunch is on your own).

Location: Albany State University West Campus (Formerly Darton College), Room C-266

There is no cost to attend this event!

Download the registration form here: 

Speakers and topics:

Who should attend: law enforcement officers, child advocates, probation and parole officers, juvenile justice officials, DFCS, forensic interviewers, court appointed special advocates (CASA), teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, youth group leaders, healthcare professionals, and counselors/therapists.

7 hours of POST credit is offered for Ga-POST certified law enforcement officers. CEUs for socal workers have been applied for.

Darkness to Light Stewards Of Children

In 2000, Darkness to Light was created as a nonprofit with the mission of reducing the incidence of child sexual abuse through public awareness and education. With tremendous community support, over $100,000 was raised and an award-winning media campaign was developed and launched in June of 2001.


In 2002 "7 Steps to Protecting our Children: A Guide for Responsible Adults" was created and Time, Inc agreed to place ads in various magazines they publish. In 2003 the documentary Childhood Stories was produced by the award-winning team of Breslin-Dunn. The documentary details the stories of four adult survivors of sexual abuse from various backgrounds and life experiences.


In 2004 they began work on an interactive sexual abuse prevention training program, called Stewards of Children, a 2 1/2 hour training program for adults. And, CNN began running Darkness to Light public service announcements nationally. These pro-bono ads were designed to increase awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse and to drive viewers to educational materials. 


CEU and POST credits available.

Prevention Trainings

Lily Pad offers a variety of trainings that can be tailored to fit school groups, youth groups, communtiy organizations, parents, social service employees, etc.


Topics include:

  • Good touch, bad touch
  • Body safety
  • Internet/ Social Media safety
  • Dating violence
  • Mandated reporting


Want more information or to schedule a training?  If so please fill out the form below and we will contact you to discuss available dates and times.  Thank you for your interest!!

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Where to Find Us:

Executive Director:

Mary Martinez


Lily Pad SANE Center

P.O. Box 70938

Albany, GA 31708


Physical Address

320 W. 2nd Ave

Albany, GA 31701


Main :229-435-0074

Fax :  229-435-0756


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