Helping Catholic organizations create safe environments.
The 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People launched a major effort to systematically address the issue of child sexual abuse in the Church. Dioceses strengthened employee and volunteer screening and selection practices, implemented model policies, increased supervision of children in church programs, and trained hundreds of thousands of congregants in child abuse prevention.
Praesidium developed the first education program for Dioceses, Protecting God’s Children®, and an updated program,Called to Protect®, and has worked with numerous Dioceses and Catholic youth-serving organizations across the country.
Called to Protect® Safe Environment Training
The most comprehensive safe environment program available, with courses developed exclusively for Catholic ministries, parents, youth, and young children, Praesidium’s DVD-based training builds on decades of abuse prevention research and Praesidium’s experience working with youth-serving and social service organizations.
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Armatus® Online Training
Armatus® provides online training for employees and volunteers in your churches, schools, camps, and other ministry organizations. Armatus® courses include specific learning objectives, exceptional content, engaging graphics, frequent interactivity and a content mastery quiz. And, Armatus® comes with a robust database that allows you to easily track course completion and generate custom-designed compliance reports. Praesidium can also build courses exclusively for your organization or with your content.
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Praesidium Risk Assessment, Clergy Personnel File Review, and Priest Supervision
Safe environment training is only one aspect of effective youth protection. Praesidium can also review past and current personnel files for indications that an incident or concern was not handled properly, create safety and supervision plans for clergy that have been accused of abuse, and analyze your programs using our proprietary Risk Assessment process.
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Screening and Selection
Less than 5 percent of offenders have a criminal history and nearly all of them will pass your background check. Praesidium’s comprehensive screening tools help keep them out of your organization.
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