The Office of Safe Environment is responsible for educating clergy, members of a religious order, diocesan and parish employees, and volunteers whose ministry places them in regular contact with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. The required Safe Environment training teaches attendees how to prevent child sexual abuse, how to recognize predatory behaviors, review proper boundaries, and how to create safe environments for children, youth, and vulnerable adults in our parishes, schools, agencies, and the community at large. Safe Environment training also emphasizes the need to create and maintain a culture of awareness, knowledge, and vigilance for those entrusted in our care.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING
The renewal of Safe Environment credentials every five (5) years is a requirement of the diocesan Child and Youth Protection Policy, which includes a Safe Environment re-certification training session (1.5 hours) and another passed criminal background check. The re-certification training session maintains a culture of awareness, knowledge, and vigilance for those entrusted in our care.
WHO MUST ATTEND A RE-CERTIFICATION TRAINING SESSION?
Those required to attend the Safe Environment re-certification training and undergo a criminal background check:
- All clergy;
- All members of religious orders;
- All parish and diocesan employees, including those who have no contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults;
- Adult volunteers whose ministry or role continues to place them in regular contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults.
To complete the credentialing process, participants must pass another criminal background check.
Click here to view the re-certification training schedule and to register for a session.
For any assistance, contact the Safe Environment Office: 315.470.1421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.