Protecting God's Children

Protecting God's Children

Safe Environment Program

All adult employees and volunteers who have contact with minors and vulnerable adults must complete the following: Submit to a background screening, register for a Protecting God’s Children workshop*, view two online training modules, and agree to the Code of Ethical Conduct. *If you have previously attended a PGC workshop, the system will find and ask you to confirm your previous record of attendance. You will not be prompted to register for an upcoming workshop.

The link for both the current schedule for Protecting God's Children workshop and compliance registration ishttps://preventandprotectstl.org  
In order to register, click register below the LOG IN button . Enter the passcode stlprotect when prompted. Select the type of location where you are a volunteer or employee  Parish or Parish School  Non-Parish School or Program  Archdiocesan Agency  Non-Archdiocesan Organization Select the specific location by name. Click the roles associated with your employment/service at that location. If you are active at only one location, this will be your “primary” location. If you are active at more than one location, click the ADD PARISH/LOCATION button and repeat the steps above. With more than one location, please click the “This is my main/primary location” circle to indicate where you are employed or, if you are a volunteer, where most of your ministry or service is performed. Complete your personal information. Please enter your legal first name for the purposes of the background screening. Create a username, password and password clue. Agree to the Terms of Use and click SUBMIT. You will then be prompted to submit information for a background screening, register for a Protecting God’s Children workshop*, view two online training modules, and agree to the Code of Ethical Conduct. *If you have previously attended a PGC workshop, the system will find and ask you to confirm your previous record of attendance. You will not be prompted to register for an upcoming workshop.
Use may use the links in your approval checklist to access these requirements. These steps may be completed all at once or may be completed separately at your convenience.
You will receive an automated email weekly to remind you which requirements are outstanding. When all compliance requirements have been completed, your account will be
approved and you will be clear to work with minors and vulnerable adults.
Should you need any assistance, please contact ocyp@archstl.org

Minors working with younger children
Archdiocese of St. Louis Commitment to Ethical Conduct for Minors Volunteering or Working with Younger children.  Your are considered a minor if you are still in high school. Click here for form/media/1/0197_001%20teen%20code%20of%20ethics.pdf
Or you can contact mtruetken@foundersaffton.org for a copy of the form or call Mary Truetken @ 314-638-3938 on Thursdays or Friday mornings, if you have any questions.

The national sexual-abuse prevention program “Protecting God’s Children” was adopted by the Archdiocese of St. Louis in November 2002 and is provided at no cost to parishes, schools, and archdiocesan agencies. All archdiocesan employees and volunteers who work with children on a regular basis are mandated to attend a presentation of the program. Priests in the archdiocese also participate in the program.

Developed by National Catholic Services, “Protecting God’s Children” is a comprehensive two-and-one-half-hour program that includes two video presentations which incorporate stories from victims of sexual abuse and their families, who speak about the impact that the abuse has had on them. In addition, the videos feature testimony from perpetrators of child abuse, who tell how they selected their victims and how they made the victims feel that the abuse was their own fault. The program also provides information on how to prevent situations that can lead to abuse, on what behaviors should raise concern about abuse, and on how to report abuse.

For information about the Safe Touch program click here

 

 

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:
Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
314-792-7271
sandraprice@archstl.org

Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1-800-392-3738

Missouri Department of Heath & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
1-800-392-0210

LINK TO THE ARCHDIOCESAN WEBSITE
 http://www.archstl.org