Safeguarding God’s Children & People Training

OPEN TO MEMBERS OF ALL PARISHES
Mark Your Calendars: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Event Overview

The Rev. Deacon Kathleen Crowe, Chaplain, Episcopal Ministry at San Jose State University, is presenting two workshops, Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People. The workshops will be divided into two sessions: morning and afternoon, each lasting approximately 3 hours with a break for lunch in-between. Lunch will be provided.

Check-in and pay at the door before the training starts. Doors open at 8:30 AM for the morning session. If you plan only to attend the afternoon session, please come and join us for lunch. You may check-in and pay during the lunch break.

Training Schedule

Safeguarding God’s Children: 9:00AM – 12:00 Noon

Lunch Break (On Your Own): 12 Noon – 1:00PM

Safeguarding God’s People: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Fees

$10 for one session or $15.00 for both sessions, by cash or check only (payable at the door). Lunch is included.

Location

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church – in Cowans Hall

If this is your first time visiting us, see Directions and Campus Map.

Childcare

Childcare must be requested in advance of event so that we can facilitate suitable accommodations.

Registration

Please register in advance of the event day to help us facilitate meal planning. For questions and to register, call (408) 736-4155 or Contact Anne Buelteman, Parish Administrator

Morning Session: Safeguarding God’s Children – 3 Hour Training

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE
All employees and volunteers who work with or around children and youth including but not limited to those associated with Acolytes, Counseling, Children/Youth Choir, Nursery Care, Sunday School, Family Ministry, Cub and Boy Scouts, VBS-Vacation Bible School, and Vestry. Highly recommended for parents.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course provides a basic understanding of the dynamics of child sexual abuse, how to recognize signs that a child may have been abused, and what to do if you have concerns about a person’s behavior toward a child or youth, or if you suspect that a child or youth has been molested.

Afternoon Session: Safeguarding God’s People – 3 Hour Training

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS COURSE
All employees (i.e. clergy and staff) and volunteers who have a pastoral relationship with others including but not limited to those associated with Counseling, Pastoral Care, Eucharistic Ministers & Visitors, Lay Healing Ministers, Alpha, Cursillo & Stephen Ministers, and Vestry.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course covers the following:
– The definition of, and facts about, sexual exploitation
– The effects of sexual exploitation
– Facts about power in pastoral relationships
– How sexual exploitation happens
– How to prevent sexual exploitation
– How to respond to sexual exploitation

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