Initial Safe Environment Training for Adults

The Office of Safe Environment is responsible for educating all clergy, members of a religious order, parish and diocesan employees, including those who have no contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults; and adult volunteers whose ministry or role places them in regular contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults about the prevention of sexual abuse. The required Safe Environment training also teaches attendees how to recognize predatory behaviors, and review proper boundaries, and maintain a culture of awareness, knowledge, and vigilance for those entrusted in our care.

INITIAL SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING

The diocesan Child and Youth Protection policy requires completing the initial Safe Environment training session (2 hours) upon the assumption of duties, employment, or volunteering for those 18 years of age and older for those who are required to attend the initial Safe Environment Training and undergo a criminal background check.  Those individuals are: 

  • All clergy;
  • All members of religious orders;
  • All parish and diocesan employees, including those who have no contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults;
  • All adult volunteers whose ministry or role places them in regular contact with children, young people, or vulnerable adults;
  • Any adult interested in learning more about child abuse prevention.

To complete the credentialing process, participants must pass a criminal background check.  

For more information regarding initial sessions click here.

Contact the Office of Safe Environment for assistance: 315.470.1421 or safeenvironment@syrdio.org.

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