Safeguarding Volunteer Training
All of the
volunteers at St. Katharine Drexel School are required to submit to a
background check and to attend a sexual abuse prevention training
program. These training programs are held in the fall of the new school
year at the Elementary Campus on a date that works for both the school
and religious education programs—usually at the beginning of September.
God’s Family is a sexual abuse prevention program that comes to us
through the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. “The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is
committed to creating a safe environment where all of God’s
Family—children, their parents and relatives, parish and school
personnel, volunteers, clergy and archdiocesan central office
personnel—will be able to work, live and play in an environment where
healthy and responsible relationships prevail.” This program consists
of many components. The education component helps prevent child sexual
abuse by first making every adult employee and volunteer aware of the
issues surrounding child sexual abuse. This includes awareness of the
many ways that sexual abuse harms its victims, their families, the
parish, and the community. The awareness session also helps adults learn
to recognize the warning signs of abuse, and shows them the appropriate
way to respond to suspicious behavior. Finally, the awareness session
empowers each person with five steps to help prevent child sexual abuse.
A trained facilitator leads these awareness sessions.
call the school office at 885-5558; ask for Barb Haase.