About Safe Environment Training
New and established staff and volunteers who have regular contact with children through diocesan schools or youth programs receive essential information pertaining to the awareness, prevention and reporting of child abuse as part of their orientation process. In addition, all employees and new personnel participate in a program of training. The initial educational requirement for all diocesan personnel is a review of the entire training curriculum during the first year and a renewal every three years.
Those receiving training include: all priests, deacons, and members of religious communities who have regular contact with children through parish programs and diocesan youth activities; all principals, assistant principals, teachers, guidance counselors, staff, office personnel and volunteers in diocesan elementary, middle and high schools; all directors, catechists and staff of religious education programs; all youth ministers, coordinators of youth activities, athletic coaches and others who are involved with youth in a similar capacity; and all diocesan personnel who provide child care services.
Materials for Safe Environment Training
You may choose to view either the training guide below or the video training by clicking below.
Once you have completed your Safe Environment Training
Upon the completion of your Safe Environment Training, the next step is for you to record your training viewing date with your immediate supervisor/program coordinator. They will forward your documentation to the Office of Compliance.