Safe Environment

The Archdiocese of Omaha is committed to a safe,
pure, and loving environment for all of our youth

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Safe Environment

The Archdiocese of Omaha is committed to a safe,
pure, and loving environment for all of our youth

Due to the CDC and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recommending the cancellation of public assemblies with 10 or more people, all safe environment training sessions are indefinitely suspended.

The Archdiocese of Omaha is committed to ensuring that all children can learn with smiles and open hearts from caring leaders in each one of our parishes, schools, and activities.

The Safe Environment program is our archdiocesan response to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Archdiocese of Omaha is actively committed to this cause through the volunteers, staff, priests, and parents who work together to furnish a comfortable place of growth and development for our youth.

Contact

Fay Sampson

fcsampson@archomaha.org
402-827-3794

Cathi Snyder

cmsnyder@archomaha.org
402-557-5561

The Safe Environment program consists of several parts:

  • Policy Development. Specific policies covering relationships, communications, and the obligations of archdiocesan clergy, employees, and qualifying volunteers.
  • Victim Assistance Coordination. Ensures that victims of abuse receive thorough and caring assistance in a safe environment where they can feel comfortable.
  • Training and Certification. For archdiocesan clergy, employees, and qualifying volunteers.
  • A Review Board. To assist the Archbishop in his responsibilities for the protection of youth.
  • Circle of Grace Education Programs. The Circle of Grace education concept teaches young people that God gives us all our own Circle of Grace. Developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha, this program has been adopted by over 40 dioceses and is used in hundreds of schools nationwide.

 

Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Review the Bishops' Charter and all Safe Environment policies and guidelines.

Estatuto Para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes

Revise el Estatuto de Obispos y todas las políticas y directrices  del programa de Ambientes Seguros.

Re-certification Training

If your certification is nearing expiration or your certification has lapsed less than a year, you can conveniently get re-certified. This online re-certification program certifies you for another five years.


Instructions   Register Here



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Find a training session

This calendar is routinely updated with new sessions as they become available. Safe Environment Training takes 2 – 2 ½ hours.

Apr 20

Sacred Heart Parish
6:00pm

Apr 27

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish
6:00pm

May 18

Sacred Heart Parish
6:00pm

Oct 01

St. Patrick Parish
8:15am
Training is for only St. Patrick Parish-Elkhorn parishioners. 2 hour training will be held in the Media Center. Check in at the School Welcome Desk