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 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.

Important COVID-19 Precautions for In-Person Training

  1. Live training sessions will resume in some parishes/schools effective July, 2020
  2. Trainees will not be able to register for a training until July 1, 2020
  3. Trainees must pre-register in order to attend training
  4. Unregistered trainees (walk-ins) will not be admitted to the training
  5. Social distancing (minimum of 6 feet) will be observed at all training sessions
  6. Trainees must bring and wear a mask throughout the training (masks will not be provided)
  7. Training venues will be cleaned according to parish/school/CDC guidelines

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.

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.

Find a training session

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

Aug 10

St. Robert Bellarmine Parish
6:00pm

Aug 12

St. Patrick Parish
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Safe Environment Live Training - St. Patrick Parish - Fremont

Aug 15

St. Patrick Parish
8:00am
Please wear a mask for everyone's protection - will we be socially distancing also The room gets chilly - bring a wrap NO snacks or drinks will be served

Aug 15

St. Wenceslaus Church
9:00am - 11:30am

Aug 17

Sacred Heart Parish
6:00pm
Class is on the second floor. Enter doors on the North side of the building.

The Way Retreat

The Way is a healing retreat for survivors of abuse, a 3-day guided meditation and prayer experience for those whose abuse by another has deeply affected their heart, mind, body, and soul. These are yearly retreats; one for women and one for men. Please see flyer for details.

General flyer (PDF)   Men's retreat details (PDF)

Contact

Fay Sampson

fcsampson@archomaha.org
402-827-3794

Mary Maguire

mkmaguire@archomaha.org
402-557-5562

Cathi Snyder

cmsnyder@archomaha.org
402-557-5561

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