It is time, once again, for all employees and volunteers of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh to renew their Safe Environment Training Certification. It has been twelve years since the Charter for the Protection of Children was approved. There is much good news to share about all that has been done and continues to be done by the Church to prevent child abuse.
This informational workshop will cover: The Charter for the Protection of Children; Statistics and Ongoing Concerns; Child Abuse Definitions and Responses; Mandated Reporting; Archieparchial Requirements; Prevention Measures; Tips for Parents/Guardians and Internet Safety.
Much has changed since the Training Workshops were first introduced in 2003 and updated in 2007. There are new laws governing Child Abuse Clearances and Mandated Reporting, particularly in Pennsylvania, where the Archeparchy’s physical headquarters are located. There also are changes to the application process for Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances.
All Archieparchial clergy, employees, staff, catechists, parents, youth leaders, volunteers and parishioners are urged to attend one of the four upcoming convenient workshops:
Saturday April 9, 2016
St. John the Baptist Church
Saturday May 7, 2016
Holy Trinity Church
Saturday May 21, 2016
St. Michael Church
Saturday June 11, 2016
St. John Cathedral
Workshop admission is FREE; resources will be provided for all participants. Register today by using the registration form on the above flyer, by visiting the Safe Environment Program page to download and print the flyer/registration form, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.