Safe Church Training

 

Diocesan policies and training materials can be downloaded by clicking on the related info icon on the right of your screen.

In the interest of education and awareness, all churches and institutions in the Diocese of New York are expected to have their employees complete this training.


Safe Church training programs:

Safeguarding God's Children: Awareness & Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
Training covers: child abuse awareness & prevention, boundary issues, ethical and theological considerations, strategies for prevention in church setting, response and reporting, and the Episcopal Diocese of New York policies and procedures. 
 
Safeguarding God's People: Awareness & Prevention of Adult Sexual Harassment & Exploitation
Training covers: sexual harassment and exploitation awareness & prevention, trust and safety in ministry, power and boundary issues, ethical and theological considerations, strategies for prevention in church setting, response and reporting, and the Episcopal Diocese of New York policies and procedures.


Who needs to attend?

  • The Bishop requires clergy applying for a License to Officiate or Canonical Residence, who have not had training in last five years, to take or re-take both trainings. 

  • The Bishop expects all of your employees, Sunday school teachers and other volunteers to attend both trainings.

When will the workshops be offered next?

The next Diocesan sponsored trainings will be offered in the Mid-Hudson Region, on a Saturday, in April or May; though have not yet been scheduled.  Once scheduled, the date and location will be posted here, and announced through diocesan communications.


Questions about the Safe Church trainings can be directed to Alito Orsini in the Transition Ministry Office.  Phone: (212) 316-7414 E-mail

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