Safe Environment Training
St. Peter Safe Environment Coordinator: Julie Dickinson, 719-481-3511, x1120.
“As many as 40% of children who are sexually abused are abused by older, or more powerful children.” (Crimes Against Children Research Center, 2012) When minors volunteer or act as leaders in activities that involve other minors, we have a perfect opportunity to remind them that they now have a share in the responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe environment for themselves and others.
The Diocese of Colorado Springs, in compliance with the U.S. Bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” has established training programs for volunteers who work with young people in our parish. Safe Environment Training is required for all volunteers who interact with children in any capacity at St. Peter Church. We thank our entire parish community for sharing our commitment to exercise abundant caution in keeping each and every child safe.
Who needs to take the training?
All volunteers 18 and older who work with children or youth are required to take the training. Positions include Catechists, aides, youth leaders, Confirmation team leaders, school volunteers, ushers and greeters, mass coordinators, choir members/musicians, sacristans, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scout and Cub Scout volunteers, and Challenge volunteers.
Do I need to take the training annually?
Yes. There is an initial training session for first-time volunteers and update training for returning volunteers.
How long is training?
For those taking the training for the first time, the training will last about two hours. Update training will last 1 - 1/2 hours.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring some form of identification (ID card, driver's license, passport, etc.).
For more information, please contact Julie Dickinson.
DID YOU KNOW?
We are grateful for our volunteers and sincerely appreciate your cooperation!
Please contact Julie Dickinson to arrange for a training session.
St. Peter Catholic Church
55 Jefferson St.
Monument, CO 80132
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat: 8am, 5pm
Sun: 8am, 10:30am, 5pm