Self-Efficacy: Allowing Children to Take Risks That Matter


At Darkness to Light, we’re in the business of preparing adults to shelter children from sexual abuse. But daily we also remember and embrace that we exist under a much wider tent of child wellbeing, which takes so many forms:

  • Physical wellbeing – like nutrition and fitness
  • Social wellbeing – like community connectedness, social support, and especially family resilience
  • Economic wellbeing – like access to housing, material resources, and quality education
  • Quality of life – like having a safe place to play, and activities that create happiness and growth
  • Personal rights – like freedom from extreme trauma of varying sorts

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