Safeguarding God's Children Training
Episcopal Diocese of Washington
Safe Church - Safeguarding God's Children Training
Safeguarding God’s Children
Child Abuse Prevention Training for Paid Full-time Staff and
All Who Work With Children & Youth
Safeguarding God’s Children provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and the ministries in which they serve. The program is based on the philosophy that if every adult can protect just one child, the will forever change one life. If we can all change one life, together we will make a difference in this generation of children.
In the Diocese of Washington, we want each of our parishes to actively protect their children and youth so that we may live into our baptismal covenant and to help them grow stronger in their life in Christ.
Who needs to attend?
- All paid parish staff members who have not completed a child abuse and sexual misconduct prevention of program. Recertification may be completed online. Speak with your parish leader about this option.
- Any volunteers working with children and youth (including Christian education leaders) who have not completed a child abuse and sexual misconduct prevention of program in the last three years
- Anyone who wishes to learn more about how their parish can protect children and youth.
Upcoming Training Dates
September 6, 2014 All Saints', Chevy Chase 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Train to be a Safeguarding God's Children facilitator. Would you like to be able to facilitate a Safeguarding God's Children program at your parish or school? Interested in leading workshops throughout the Diocese? Join expert trainers on September 6, 2014 who will teach you how to use Safeguarding materials and guide participants through these important workshops. This session will be held at All Saints', Chevy Chase. This is close to the Friendship Heights Metro and on numerous bus routes.
October 18, 2014 St. Mark's, Capitol Hill Ministry Center 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Safeguarding God's Children provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and the ministries in which they serve. REQUIRED TO ATTEND: All paid staff and any volunteers working with children & youth. Certificates good for 3 years and may be renewed online.
Safe Church Resources
If you are interested in having a Safeguarding God’s Children trainer come to your parish, please contact Kathleen Hall.
For information on youth ministry, contact the Iman Green.