On-Line Youth Protection 1 is available NOW in both English and Spanish
Before you click on the link below, some things to remember: 1) Write down and remember your user name and password. You will need them again 2) You can stop progress and return to the program at any time. Plan on allowing plenty of time to complete Youth Protection 1. 3) When finished with the class, be sure to print out your certificate. You will be glad you did 4) You will be able to choose between English or Spanish for the course 5) Click on the following (green) link to access on-line Youth Protection 1:
Technical support for help with on-line Youth Protection 1: 888-804-9643 Help with questions about diocesan youth protection policies: 205-838-8301 or YouthMinistry@bhmdiocese.org. This is not a "help line." It is our Office for Youth and the director is often out of the office assisting parishes, attending meetings, or at Camp Tekakwitha. Our assistant is part-time. Please be patient waiting for a response.
Because the on-line training is now broadly available without charge, we are no longer conducting “on-request” live sessions. Also, the new on-line Youth Protection 1 Training covers much more information than can be delivered in a single two-hour live workshop. Going forward, we expect to offer only one or two diocesan wide Youth Protection 1 Seminars. More information should be published sometime in July 2019 Of special importance:
Youth Protection 2 is offered only as a live video conference
-------------------------------------------------------- What is not changing is the requirement for criminal background checks alsong with Youth Protection 1 for every person who has access to minors within any program, class, event or ministry – sponsored, conducted or hosted by a Catholic institution or group in the Diocese of Birmingham.
Reports of Suspected Child Abuse
Should be first made to the Alabama Department of Human Resources or Local Police. A secondary report of suspected child abuse that involves a priest, deacon, or anyone connected to a Catholic church, Catholic school or other Catholic institution: Contact Frank Slapikas at (205) 242-3954 or firstname.lastname@example.org
the Diocese of Birmingham - the Catholic Community of NORTH ALABAMA