Brothers stand up for children

Do you have the courage to stand up for children?

On Feb. 23, Brothers by Choice hosted a Stewards of Children workshop at the Fifth Wheel, Jamestown. Brothers by Choice is an organized, dedicated, compassionate group of people who support worthy causes; they are serious about protecting children and preventing child abuse.

The Brothers by Choice association boasted 28 members in attendance, now better able to protect children. The training was conducted by the Child Advocacy Program by myself, Executive Director and Karen Yeversky, Training Coordinator. CAP was contacted by Brothers by Choice, who are planning a motorcycle run fundraiser for CAP on June 21.

The club was very receptive to hosting a Stewards of Children training as well. Noted one participant of the training, “What an eye opening experience.”

Stewards of Children offers real solutions, examples and practical advice designed to encourage and empower adults to prevent child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children empowers adults to make the tough choices, take the risks, and support each other’s efforts.

CAP’s Stewards of Children facilitators offer flexible dates, times and locations to accommodate most training venues including youth serving organizations, schools, churches, local businesses and clubs. Stewards of Children is appropriate for all adults. Contact CAP at 338-9844 to host a Stewards of Children workshop or to attend trainings already scheduled.

CAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse in Chautauqua County. When abuse does occur, CAP coordinates a community response to bring healing, hope and justice to children and families. CAP is a United Way Agency. For more information about CAP, visit

Jana McDermott is executive director at Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County.