Each grade level K-8 goes through at least two safe environment lesson. Typically, the classroom teacher provides one lesson about the environment that the students are in and then the second one comes from one of the Counselors from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center to talk about protective behaviors. Saint Nicholas Catholic School takes at all Safe Environment lessons and would be happy to provide parents a copy of what we are discussing.
We encourage that parents continually have discussions with their own children about protective behaviors and being safe.
Links for helpful discussions with families and their children:
Protective Behavior Prevention - SACC Created
Saint Maria Goretti
Patron saint of youth
Saint Nicholas Catholic School
W2035 County Road S
Freedom, WI 54130
Safe Environment - Information
Each person has an inherent dignity as a beloved child of God. The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to providing a safe environment in our parishes, in our schools, in our Faith Formation programs, and in all of our ministries, especially those that serve children, youth and individuals at risk.
Protecting our Children
The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to creating, providing and maintaining safe environments in all its parishes, schools, and other institutions so that all persons, especially children, youth and individuals at risk, will be protected as far as possible from all harm including physical and sexual abuse.
Click here to learn how to report abuse.
What is VIRTUS®?
VIRTUS® is the brand name that identifies best practices' programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations and to raise awareness regarding sexual abuse in our Church and society. The National Catholic Risk Retention Group Inc. created VIRTUS to empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church through a continuous process of training and information.
Click here to learn more about VIRTUS® through the Diocese of Green Bay.
Who has to attend a VIRTUS® Protecting God's Children Adult Awareness Session in the Diocese of Green Bay?
All priests, deacons, other ministers, and employees who may or may not have contact with children, young people and individuals at risk and volunteers who have contact with children, young people and individuals at risk as part of their volunteer duties are required to complete the VIRTUS Adult Awareness Training Session.