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: http://www.gbdioc.org/ministry-formation-portal/safe-environment.html.
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 scheduled below. Parents are welcome to attend.
Book at home youth are invited to attend the Safe Environment program on the dates listed below.
Safe Environment Dates and Focus 2017/2018
KN & 1st Grade - Oct. 9/10/11 - "Protecting Your Body"
2nd & 3rd Grade - Dec. 4/5/6 - "Bullying"
4th & 5th Grade - Feb. 5/6/7 - "Bullying"
Middle School - Dec. 10 - "Recognizing Depression and Preventing Suicide"
High School - Oct. 22 - "Boundaries"
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
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