February 25, 2005

Diocese protecting kids

Kent County Times

Tracy Scudder 02/25/2005

PROVIDENCE -- The Diocese of Providence is taking a proactive approach in an effort to prevent youths from being harmed by adults.

Adults working with children in the diocese now have to go through "safe-environment training" and a criminal background check.

Diocesan Office of Human Formation and Outreach Coordinator Dr. Michael Hansen worked with a curriculum committee comprised of representatives of Catholic schools in the diocese in the fall of 2003.

They developed the training program that provides adults working with children some knowledge that can help them identify children that are being neglected or abused.

They provided training to administrators for all of the Catholic schools in diocese.

Posted by kshaw at February 25, 2005 06:30 AM