Our children depend on us to protect them. We require anyone who wishes to work with our children and teens, or to apply for any position, must take Safe Environment Training and submit to a criminal background check, and they must also be acquainted with the education staff for at least 6 months. The safety of our children is our prime concern. We need the entire parish to be on guard and keep St. Paul a safe haven for our children.
If you have any question about becoming safe environment trained, please contact Joan at 719-219-2712.
St. Paul Catholic School Training Schedule
There are currently no training sessions scheduled at the school. Please check back for future dates.
You can also click here to visit the Diocesan website with additional training opportunities.
INTERACTIONS AND BEHAVIORS SUMMARY
The lists below are not intended to be exhaustive, but are provided to serve as a guide to interactions and behaviors with minors. Violations should be reported immediately.
Appropriate Physical Interaction
Shoulder to shoulder or "temple" hugs
"High-fives" and hand slapping
Pats on the head or back when culturally appropriate
Holding hands (with smaller children in escorting situations)
Holding hands during prayer
Inappropriate Physical Interaction
Any form of affection unwanted by the minor
Showing affection in isolated areas
Physical contact insisted on or requested by an adult or minor volunteer
Inappropriate or lengthy embraces
Full frontal hugs
Touching knees or legs
Touching buttocks, chest, or genital areas
Wrestling, "rough-housing," tickling
Allowing a child to cling to another's leg
Consistently applying the Guidelines for Working with minors (for adult volunteers only)
Providing a safe environment where the dignity of and respect for every individual is ensured
Knowing how and to whom to report inappropriate behavior