Democratic candidate for State Representative Krista Griffith united two organizations in November to educate parents on the prevention of child abuse.
Krista brought together the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (DSA) and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children to offer a compelling program that teaches adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Facilitators with the Beau Biden Foundation offered the Stewards of Children training to more than twenty members of the DSA community.
“One of the experiences I’m most proud of is working on child protection issues as a Deputy Attorney General under the leadership of Beau Biden,” Krista said. “Having worked side by side with Beau Biden to help draft legislation that provides special protections to children with disabilities, I know how meaningful this training is to protect children from harm.”
Krista served for nearly a decade as a Deputy Attorney General under the administrations of Beau Biden and Matt Denn. Krista dedicated her career to the protection of children, senior citizens, vulnerable adults, domestic violence victims and families. Krista’s youngest son, Nate, has Down syndrome and she serves as Vice President of the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware.
The Beau Biden Foundation was established in June 2015 to continue Beau Biden’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable, especially children. The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware partners with families and others to create an environment in which individuals with Down syndrome are welcomed and included with fairness, enthusiasm and encouragement in the community.
“It was Beau’s mission to, as he said, shine a bright light on child abuse so that progress could be made to reduce the number of victims of these horrendous crimes,” Krista said. “The statistics of child sexual abuse are shocking, particularly with victims who have disabilities. I look forward to continuing to help these great organizations educate the community.”