This program is designed to help us recognize and prevent abuse situations, and to let us know how to handle the issues when they arise.
It is mandated by the Archdiocese of St. Louis that anyone working with or around children has taken this course, signed a Code of Ethical Conduct and submitted a background check through the Family Care Safety Registry.
All parents are encouraged to participate in this class so that they have an awareness and the confidence to know that they are doing the right things for their own children.
Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:
Sandra Price, Executive Director
Office of Child & Youth Protection
Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division
Child Abuse and Negelct Hotline: 1-800-392-3738
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-0210