Safeguarding All of God's Family


The goal of the Safeguarding All of God's Family program is to protect our children and all in the church family from sexual abuse and related dangers. To meet this goal, all employees, staff, and volunteers who have regular contact with children or youth must complete the Safe Environment Education as outlined below.

Safe Environment Education: What it means for me...

VOLUNTEERS

Catechists, athletic team coaches, Scout leaders, chaperones for overnight activities, and other Church volunteers who have regular contact* with children or youth:

  • Will read and sign the Code of Ethical Standards and the Mandatory Reporting Statement. 
  • Will have a criminal background check completed.
  • All volunteers who have regular contact with children are required to attend a Safe Environment "Protecting God's Children" awareness session. They will need to pre-register for the session on the Events page of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee website.
  • All employees/staff are required to continue their education regarding Safeguarding All of God's Family. This continued education will be in the form of a quarterly Newsletter. The Newsletter will be posted on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's website under Resources. Dates of publication will be the 15th of the following months: September, December, March and June.

*See FAQs for complete information on how "regular contact" is defined.

EMPLOYEES AND STAFF 

Priests, parish directors, deacons, DREs, DYMs, school and parish staff, archdiocesan central office staff, and other paid Church employees:

  • Will read and sign the Code of Ethical Standards and the Mandatory Reporting Statement. 
  • Will have a criminal background check (state and national) completed prior to beginning employment. 
  • Employees/staff are required to attend a Safe Environment "Protecting God's Children" awareness session. 
  • All employees/staff are required to continue their education regarding Safeguarding All of God's Family. This continued education will be in the form of a quarterly Newsletter. The Newsletter will be posted on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's website under Resources. Dates of publication will be the 15th of the following months: September, December, March and June.

For further instruction and to register for Safe Environment Education, visit the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's website: archmil.org/offices/safeguarding.htm

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Contact Us

Jacque Kelnhofer
Safe Environment Coordinator
(414) 425-2174, ext. 246
Email: SafeEnvironment@stmaryhc.org


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