Safe Environment Training

WHO: ALL VOLUNTEERS WORKING WITH OUR CHILDREN
WHAT: SAFE ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOP
WHEN, WHERE, TIME: Training Schedule

The Archdiocese of Louisville is committed to ensuring that children and youth who worship, study, or participate in church sponsored activities can do so in the safest and most secure setting possible. Each Parish is required to maintain accurate records which identify that the following requirements are being followed. In an effort to fulfill this commitment, all employees or volunteers who have regular contact with children or youth are required to participate in one of the Safe Environment Training Workshops.

The Safe Environment Program will be offered through a partnership with the Center for Women and Families. These workshops will cover the following topics:

  • Identifying signs of child sexual abuse
  • Understanding the dynamics of child sexual abuse including how children are groomed and how they may attempt to reveal their experience
  • How to take action in response to child sexual abuse including obligation to report and caring for the abused child
  • Becoming familiar with the new Archdiocesan policies and Code of Conduct regarding work with children
    Each workshop will last 2 ½ hours. Participants will receive a copy of the new Sexual Abuse Policies and a resource manual. NO REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. Sign-in sheets will be available at the workshops. There is a form in the back of the booklet that should be filled out by each participant and turned in to the Parish Office to be recorded.

    As required by the Archdiocese, all “volunteers” who have regular contact with students, athletes, or a child in any church sponsored activity MUST ATTEND ONE of these workshops. Additional workshop dates and times are available at www.loucsaa.org and www.archlou.org

    Additionally, a Youth Leader Request is required to be filled out and submitted for a background check. The required form can be downloaded from the parish website or picked up at the Parish House or School, completed, and turned into the Parish Office.

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!!