A Pocket Guide to the Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Children
This pamphlet contains pertinent excerpts from the Policies (July, 2003) and provides a convenient overview of the offices and personnel involved in implementation. The full text of the Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Children is available by selectin the tab in the left menu - there are 5 pdfs posted on this page.
Chart for Reporting Child Abuse to Civil and Church Authorities
One page summary chart outlining the procedure for reporting child abuse
DCF: Department of Children and Families (formerly DSS) - State of Massachusetts
This link will take you to the section of the DCR site that has information on How to Help, Definitions, Warning Signs & NEGLECT Screenings, Investigations & Services, Understanding the Problem
Alignment of Talking About Touching Lessons with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s Religion Curriculum Guidelines In Religious Education Settings (PDF)
The Talking About Touching program is well suited for presentation in religious education settings. To support catechists in integrating the Talking About Touching program with religious instruction, the following pages contain charts that align each lesson with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s (RCAB) Religion Curriculum Guidelines. To create a Catholic religious context for each lesson, use the chart on the following pages as your guide.
Reporting Federal Crimes - Protecting Children from Abuse and Exploitation
Power point presentation for Full Training
Powerpoint presentation for Abridged Training
Notice of PGC Class Training
PGC class notification (also available in Word format )
Sign-in Sheets For All Trainings:
Instructions for Sign-in Sheets
Please submit a copy of the ORIGINAL sign-in sheet (with the participant signatures) and a TYPED version using either Excel or PDF, which are below.
Also, it is important to list the Facilitator(s), Date & Time due to some parishes conducting numerous training sessions.
Excel Spreadsheet format - to be used if you want to enter the names on a computer. Email the completed Excel file to SisterTerry_Jardin@rcab.org
PDF format - to be used if you are going to print out the sheet and fill in the information by hand.
Suggested Bulletin Announcement
This is a suggested announcement to use to announce the CAP team to the parish and to urge people to sign up for training.
Anuncios Sugeridos para el Boletín
Duties, Responsibilities and Commitment for Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Team
The purpose of the team is to create a community of support within each parish or cluster for the prevention of child abuse and neglect
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USCCB has promulgated its "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" and its "Essential Norms for Diocesesan/Eparchial Policies Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests or Deacons". The text for both is available on this page from the USCCB web site.
Committee for Children
The Seattle organization that developed the Talking About Touching program in our Archdiocesan School Program for Children, Parent and Educators.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them. (http://www.ncmec.org/)
The program we are using in our parishes for Adults (see PDF instructions for registering here )