Mr. Steve W. Collins is the founder and Executive Director of Adults Protecting Children, Inc. After 17 years with Mission to the World, the mission agency of the Presbyterian Church in America, Mr. Collins resigned to start this nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in November of 2009.
Adults Protecting Children
is committed to the training of adults
in how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly
to the sexual abuse of children.
He also works part-time as a regional coordinator for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy . The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy’s prevention department is engaged in a statewide initiative to train Georgia adults in how to prevent the sexual abuse of children. As a regional coordinator, Mr. Collins works in the northeast portion of the state promoting this initiative.
Mr. Collins is an Authorized Facilitator for Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children, an adult-focused prevention training course. He is also a Certified Instructor for Darkness to Light, giving him the credentials to certify facilitators to teach the Stewards of Children materials. He also is a Prevent Now Certified Instructor for Darkness to Light as well as a Georgia Bright From the Start Specialty Trainer.
Mr. Collins and his organization have targeted specific counties in the north Georgia region with a goal of creating a prevention initiative in each county that will work toward training 5% of the adult population.
Mr. Collins has trained over 5,500 people in Stewards of Children and authorized over 280 individuals to teach the Stewards of Children materials. He has also provided this training internationally as well.
Founder and Executive Director