Safe Environment Training
CIRCLE OF GRACE
Circle of Grace is used at all of our parishes and centers in the Diocese of Orange as a training program for children in grades K-8. This curriculum developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha serves the dual purpose of educating and informing children about the value of positive/healthy relationships with God and others.
For more information please, visit the Archdiocese of Omaha Circle of Grace website.
Click here to download the Circle of Grace Brochure (English)
Click here to download the Circle of Grace Brochure (Spanish)
RCL BENZINGER FAMILY LIFE SERIES
RCL Benziger Family Life is used at all Diocesan schools, grades K-8. The safety program integrates child safety education into a holistic approach to family life education. In every lesson of every grade level, children develop the knowledge, self-confidence, and assertiveness skills they need to RECOGNIZE, RESPOND, and REPORT dangerous situations. Family Life is based upon nationally recognized principles for a successful child safety program.
Click here for a summary of the unit focus.
Completion of the live or online safe environment training course is required prior to commencement of service and repeated every three years for employees and volunteers over the age of 18.
Click here to download and view the 2016 Live Trainings at the Pastoral Center PDF.
Click here to download and view Live Training at Holy Spirit Church.
Click here to download and view Live Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion to the Sick.
Online training can be completed through Shield The Vulnerable.
BREAKING THE SILENCE (GRADES 9-12)
Breaking the Silence is a powerful tool that utilizes an interactive DVD format to encourage teens to talk about sexual abuse and also to describe the danger signs of a potential abuser. Teens typically are not comfortable talking about sexual abuse and it is their silence that makes it easier for offenders to continue stalking their targets and for victims to suffer alone.
View Portions of Breaking the Silence:
- Breaking the Silence – clip 1 – Teenagers discuss the sexual abuse of minors.
- Breaking the Silence – clip 2 – Probation officer explains grooming techniques of perpetrators.
- Breaking the Silence – clip 3 – Mother describes effects of the sexual abuse of her son.
- Breaking the Silence – clip 4 – How and why to report sexual abuse.