In response to the sexual abuse crisis, and to further ensure safety for all children in school, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has mandated training and certification in abuse awareness and prevention through the program Safeguarding All of God’s Family.
All adults in Catholic schools, in order to be employed, or to volunteer for school programs and events, must take the 3 hour training course.
Once the course has been completed a certificate of completion is issued and the participant’s name is placed on the Archdiocesan list of adults who may be employed, or may volunteer in Catholic schools.
Courses are offered throughout the year, and are held at a variety of parishes and/or schools throughout the Archdiocese. The Archdiocesan website, , posts upcoming offerings and locations.