SAFE ENVIRONMENT LESSONS - "KidTalk"
Each year Safe Environment Lessons are taught to all students participating in an Archdiocesan PREP program. In an effort to assist in the mission of protecting children, the Office for Child and Youth Protection and the Office of Catechetical Formation are partnering with you to present a safe environment lesson to your child(ren) attending PREP virtually from home.
Due to the current model of virtual and at home learning the Archdiocese will be providing the lesson plan to you as the parent/guardian to present the information directly to your own child(ren). The lesson will be provided electronically along with any additional instructions on sharing this information with the child(ren) in your care. After a review of the child abuse prevention lesson, parents/guardians may opt out on their child(ren) from the teaching of this lesson. You must complete either the Acknowledgment Form indicating you have completed the lesson or the Opt Out Form indicating you would like to have your child(ren) excused from this lesson. The forms can be found under the Religious Education tab on the parish website and links are provided below. The deadline to complete either form is March 21, 2021. While you may complete the lesson at any time, we have designated March 14th to Safe Environment and as such children will not have zoom lessons or online work to complete that day.
If any parent/guardian has questions on how to present the lesson please contact the Office of Child and Youth protection at 215-587-2466 or via email at OCYP@archphila.org. You may also visit www.childyouthprotection.org and select “protect children/resources for parents” for additional information and resources.