The Diocese of Las Cruces offers Safe Environment Training for adults. This training fulfills the requirement for the previous Sexual Abuse Prevention Training. The central focus of the training is still to provide safety from physical and sexual abuse for our children, young people and vulnerable populations. But there are a number of differences you will notice.
The first difference is the name of the training. As the name "Safe Environment" proclaims, we as Catholics recognize that our commitment to the safety and sanctity of our churches and schools is a foundational responsibility of our life in Christ. All of us are called to work together as a community of faith to ensure the safety of all, and especially of our most vulnerable members. The presentation has been modified to include what we can do now to create a safer environment for all God's people.
A second difference you will see is that for the first time we are able to train parishioners and staff from our own parishes and Catholic schools to present the program. Persons with a documented background and knowledge about abuse issues can be recommended to the diocese by their pastors to receive training to give the workshop.
We are hoping to train presenters for all areas of the diocese except Doña Ana County. The reason for this is that any parish or school in Doña Ana County can easily schedule a free presentation with our current excellent presenters from the La Piñon agency.
|If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual abuse by clergy or church personnel, contact the Victim's Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Las Cruces at (575) 523-7577, or send an email message here.|
|Si usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido víctima de abuso sexual por parte del clero o personal de la iglesia, póngase en contacto con el Coordinador de Asistencia a Víctimas de Abuso Sexual de La Diócesis Católica de Las Cruces, llamando al 575-523-7577, o mandando un correo electrónico aqui.|