SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN
VIRTUS FINGERPRINTING

SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN 

The Office of Safeguard the Children is dedicated to “protecting all of God’s children” by fully implementing Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.

Click here for instructions on how to find a VIRTUS Session . You can also visit the VIRTUS website here and learn more about VIRTUS by clicking here.

FINGERPRINTING CALENDARS

All clergy, paid parish/school personnel and volunteers who work regularly in a supervisory role with children or youth must be fingerprinted. For more information, call us at: (213) 637-7680.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The importance of making rules As parents, we want our children to see us as their allies and teachers, not just the people who lay down the law. But sometimes, rules are more effective — rules are simple and easy to remember, and leave no room for error. When it comes to your child’s safety, rules are critical. And when it comes to your child’s body, rules can help them understand how to protect themselves from predators. Establishing rules about who can see or touch their bodies is an important part of preventing child sexual abuse. For more information, request a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Sometimes a rule is more effective than a discussion” from http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/Pages/VIRTUS-Current-Online-Articles.aspx.

La importancia de establecer reglas Como padres de familia, queremos que nuestros hijos nos vean como sus aliados y maestros, no solo como las personas que ponen las reglas. Pero algunas veces, las reglas son más efectivas, las reglas son simples y fáciles de recordar, y no dejan lugar a error. Cuando se trata de la seguridad de su hijo/a, las reglas son muy importantes. Y cuando se trata del cuerpo de su hijos o hijas, las reglas pueden ayudarles a entender cómo protegerse a sí mismos de los depredadores. Establecer reglas sobre quién puede ver o tocar sus cuerpos es una parte importante de la prevención del abuso sexual infantil. Para más información, solicite una copia del artículo de VIRTUS® “Sometimes a rule is more effective than a discussion” (Algunas veces una regla es más efectiva que una discusión), en http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/Pages/VIRTUS-Current-Online-Articles.aspx.

These announcements will also be posted on the Protect Children page listing the entire month’s listing of the Archdiocesan website:

http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/safeguard/Pages/CAPM.aspx