The Keeping the Promise Alive™ Program is a TWO HOUR educational session providing ongoing awareness for the prevention of child sexual abuse. Information will be presented to clarify and strengthen the participants’ ability to recognize risky behavior in their environments and take action to intervene in potentially threatening situations, Facts and myths about child sexual abuse, how offenders gain access to children/youth, warning signs in children/youth who may be victims of abuse, Methods for screening volunteers, monitoring church programs to keep them safe, appropriate and inappropriate affection with children/youth, and responding to allegations of abuse. This program answers the questions, “What have been some results of Safe Environment Training, and what else can we all do to keep youth safe?” In addition, it reinforces these key issues: • Warning signs of risky behaviors • The need to communicate concerns about the behavior of another adult • Identifying a healthy suspicion • Appropriate responses by caring adults, and • Program success stories. This interactive program is mandatory for all employees, clergy, and volunteers that serve within the Diocese of Phoenix. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic no one under 18 years old is permitted to attend this session.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM St. Patrick Ministers/Volunteers: please bring your completed Volunteer Application to class. All other volunteers, please submit your completed Volunteer Application to the location where you volunteer. sm/mh