The Safeguard the Children is dedicated to "Protecting all of God's Children" by fully implementing Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.
The Office of Safeguard the Children provides ongoing support, education, training and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parishe, school, homes and community.
VIRTUS®Protecting God's Children™ Program
VIRTUS® Protecting God's Children Adult Awareness Session is a three-hour training that helps clergy, staff, volunteers and parents to understand the facts and myths about child sexual abuse; how perpetrators operate; and how caring adults can take five important steps to keep children safe. The parent session also stresses monitoring of computers, cell phones and other technology that perpetrators use to gain access to children and young people.
Check here for the next Virtus Session/ Sesion de Virtus
Please click on the link below to find the sessions in the San Pedro Region.
Select Los Angeles - San Pedro Region (Aarchdiocese)
Just about everyone in your community has access to the internet, and it can be a valuable tool for learning, communicating and educating. In the classroom, kids can go online to do research and assignments. Adults should also be educating kids about the dangers that lurk online – predators and strangers who are trolling for information can pose as anyone, and it is important that kids use caution on any site, no matter what they are doing.
Casi todos en su comunidad tiene acceso a internet, y puede ser una valiosa herramienta para el aprendizaje, la comunicación y la educación. En el aula, los niños pueden usar Internet para hacer investigaciones y tareas. Los adultos también deben estar educando a los niños sobre los peligros que se esconden en la Internet, los depredadores y extraños que buscan información puede hacerse pasar como cualquier persona, y es importante que los niños tengan cuidado en cualquier sitio, no importa lo que estén haciendo.
We, the People of God, under the patronage of Maria Regina, Queen of Heaven and Earth, are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ in this time and in this place. As members of the Body of Christ we gather to worship at the Altar of the Lord in Word and Eucharist, in which we are nourished. From here we go forth as disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit to make the Good News of Jesus Christ alive in our world.