Safe Environment Training

As Christian adults, we have a moral and legal responsibility and are entrusted by God with the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of minors and vulnerable adults as they participate in activities within or sponsored by our Diocese. It is our responsibility and commitment to provide an environment which is safe and nurturing.

In order to achieve the above, the diocese has a Safe Environment Program that implements training, screening, background checks and other procedures that are designed to reduce the risk of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Every parish, school and Diocesan agency has the program and each is responsible for program implementation and continuation.

Mission Statement of the Safe Environment Program in the Diocese of Dallas



Training Materials

  • As you watch the video, please answer the questions below concerning key pieces of information. Your answers will be submitted to our Volunteer Coordinator to ensure completion of Safe Environment Training and will serve as your Certificate of Completion. Type answers into the blanks.
  • 1. Adults must know how to protect children & vulnerable among our community by knowing how to _______ signs , how to _____, and by having courage to _____to keep children safe.
  • 2. "People who abuse children don’t stop unless _________”
  • 3. “When we are ___________, we have the ability to stop the abuse.”
  • 4. Two examples of boundary violations when interacting with children are ____________ & ______________.
  • 5. The six steps to grooming are: ________, _____________, ____________, ___________, ______________, & _____________.
  • 5. If you suspect abuse, you must fulfill the reporting law by contacting ______.
  • Acknowledgement

    • I have participated in the Safe Environment Training Program for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas through Catholic Charities of Dallas.
    • I understand that it is my responsibility to become and remain familiar with and to adhere to the guidelines and procedures contained in the Catholic Diocese of Dallas Safe Environment Program.
    • I have received a copy of the Safe Environment Program including the Ministerial Code of Conduct for the Diocese of Dallas. I have also received a copy of the Sexual Misconduct Policy. I understand it is my responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the policies and procedures contained therein.
    • The Diocese reserves the right to make changes in the content or application of this booklet and to implement those changes with or without notice.
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