Safe Environment Program

Creating a safe environment for children and young people is a diocesan priority.  We are dedicated to ensuring a culture of safe and respectful conduct in ALL ministries and enhancing and protecting the dignity and trust of all God’s people.

We hold all Church Clergy, Religious, and Lay Ministers to Christ-centered conduct.

Appropriate training is how everyone will best be able to recognize, respond, and report abuse, neglect, and /or sexual misconduct of all ages.

As a result of this priority, every employee and volunteer must:

  • Complete a Volunteer Ministry Application
  • Have a criminal background check
  • Complete online Safe Environment Training (18+ Adults only) or Attend a live Safe Environment Training Session (13-17 Teens only)

 

 

Online Adult Training Sessions

 

INITIAL TRAINING

In order to complete the Online Safe Environment Training course, please complete the Volunteer Ministry Application and submit to Chris Stiles either via e-mail (cstiles@gscc.net) or by dropping it off at the Church office in an envelope to the attention of Chris Stiles.  The Volunteer Ministry Application must include full addresses for ALL 3 references.  Once the completed and signed application is received, Chris will contact you via e-mail with instructions for accessing the Online Safe Environment Training course.

Click here to download the Volunteer Ministry Application.

RENEWAL TRAINING

You should receive an e-mail when it is time for you to renew your training.  If you have any questions about your current status, when your training expires, or issues with the Online Renewal process, please contact Chris Stiles at 817-421-1387 or cstiles@gscc.net

 

 

TEEN TRAINING SESSIONS at Good Shepherd

 

  • Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.   Room 6
  • Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Room 6

  • Thursday, June 8, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Room 6

  • Thursday, June 22, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Room 6

 

 

Teens click here and bring paperwork completed to the session you attend.                                                                     

 

 

 Teens click here to register