Christian Formation Safe Environment
Each person has an inherent dignity as a beloved child of God. The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to providing a safe environment in our parishes, in our schools, in our Faith Formation programs, and in all of our ministries, especially those that serve children, youth and individuals at risk. If you want to learn more about the programs and resources available through the Diocese of Green Bay to live out this commitment, please click on the following link: https://www.gbdioc.org/table/portal/safe-enviornment/.
In keeping with the Diocesan requirement to keep children safe, we offer a "Safe Environment" program for all youth during our Christian Formation classes. The programs are geared towards each age group. The program will be held during the classes. Parents are welcome to attend. Book at home youth are invited to attend the Safe Environment programs.
If you would prefer your child not participate in this program, please download the Non-Participation form (listed below) and return it to the Christian Formation office BEFORE the date your child's program is scheduled for. If we do not receive a filled out Non-Participation form before the class, we will assume we have your permission for him/her to attend the program offered. Also, please see below for information regarding signs and indicators of abuse, and some suggested resources.
Please click here for the Safe Environment Training Non-Participation Form
If your child is absent for the Safe Environment class or if you have opted out of the class, please see below for Safe Environment resources...
Please click here for suggested videos, websites, and books
Please click here for warning signs of potential abusers, physical and behavioral indicators of abuse
Please click here for information on how to report abuse
Please click here for a link to the Diocesan Policies and Resources
Awareity Incident Reporting System
File a Report through Awareity by clicking on the green butterfly below.
Awareity is a comprehensive platform for reporting, tracking, and documenting incidents and concerns, making it simple and confidential to share red flag behaviors such as:
- Boundary issues
- Threats of violence
- Concerning behavior by clergy, staff, or volunteers
- Anything that you may find stressful or out of the ordinary and feel compelled to bring forward regarding clergy, staff, or volunteers
The goal of Awareity is prevention and to help identify red flags and warning signs before an incident occurs or escalates.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an emergency reporting system. If this is an urgent matter, please immediately dial 911.