2016-18 Archived Materials

2015-2016 Archived Materials

2014-2015 Archived Materials

2013-2014 Archived Materials

Updated Documents and Materials for 2013-14 (English)

Updated Documents and Materials for 2013-14 (Spanish)

2011-2012 Archived Materials

Safe Environment Program


 Letter from Bishop click here  

Make plans for the following dates.  By working together we can have a safe environment for all God's children.

January Safe Environment Week

January 21-27, 2012

Materials for use:

Letter from Bishop

Introduction to week and materials (English and Spanish)

Right Relations Rules (English only handout)

Primary level materials      Primeria

Upper level materials        Nivel Mayor

Included with this packet are sessions which have been prepared for primary through
grade 12 with special topics developing this formation. The theme for this program is
Right Relationships. The first topic under this theme we are providing for your
implementation in your parish this year is Communication.

There are four learning objectives:

1. To help the students understand that God created people and wants them to
have safe and loving relationships.

2. To instill in students the realization that safe and loving relationships are
fostered by good communication.

3. To impress on the students that they should feel that they can tell secrets to a
trusted and caring adult, ideally but not always, a parent.

4. To challenge the students to tell parents or other trusted adults if they are
treated in a way that makes them feel unsafe, threatened, disrespected, or
pressured to do things they should not do or do not want to do.

Further resources:

Questions can be addressed to Maria Flores, 903 534-1077 ext 188 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Child Abuse Awareness Month

April 2012

 Parishes encouraged to participate in raising awareness of child abuse and prevention

November Safe Environment Week

November 12-18, 2011

which will focus on the prayer as part of the response to the evil of abuse

 Memo for November Week of Prayer click here

 FLYER / Bulletin Insert:  6 Things You Can Do English & Espñaol

 Prayer handouts for children and adults:  English   Espñaol

 Prayer cards -1/4 page click here (print front and back)

2010-2011 Materials

Materials for 2010-2011 Safe Environment Program:  By working together we can have a safe environment for all God's children.

Safe Environment Program


September Safe Environment Week

September 24-Oct 2, 2010

which will focus on the prayer as part of the response to the evil of abuse


Prayers in English

Oracions en Espanol

January Safe Environment Week

January 15-22, 2011

Internet Safety and How church personnel should behave.


Memo to parishes

Bulletin insert (English or Español)


One parent/guardian in each household is to be given the following materials

and then asked to sign the Annual Participation Record:

Parent/Guardian Packet overview  (English or Español)

“Church people should respect you” (English or Español)

“Points on Internet safety for parents and children” (English or Español)

Annual Participation Record (both English and Spanish)

Annual Participation Record - Bilingual version

Catechist Materials

Memo (English or Español)

Video click here

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month

Parishes encouraged to participate in raising awareness of child abuse

Blue Sunday

May 1, 2011

Pray for all victims of abuse


2009-2010 Materials

National Blue Sunday is April 25, 2010

Visit www.bluesunday.org for details


2009 - 10 Materials for Safe Environment Program

Bishop letter in English y Español

Maria Goretti Prayers:  English     Español

September 26-Oct 3, 2009

which will focus on the prayer as part of the response to the evil of abuse

January 16-22, 2010

which will focus on behavior of adults, specifically church personnel,

and preventing grooming.

April 2010

Bulletin insert:  English   Español

Other suggested activities  click here

Parents Packet:  The Diocese will be providing parents/guardians with a booklet on helping to prevent child abuse which will be distributed as part of the January Safe Environment week.

2008 - 09 Materials for Safe Environment Program

Parents Packet:  

Cover Sheet for Parent/Guardian Packet      en Español 
Letter from Bishop Corrada          en Español 
Information for Adults: Grooming;          en Español

Kids Should Not Be Hurt;     en Español

25 Ways to Make Kids Safe      en Español 
Materials for Use with children in September:

Maria Goretti Prayers 
Materials for use with children in January:

conduct for Church people;       en Español

Take 25 Word Search

Take 25 Crossword

High Schoolers: Grooming;    en Español

Parent Participation Sheet       en Español

Parish Packet:      Memo to Pastors

September bulletin insert:  Maria Goretti Prayers

January bulletin insert:  Help Protect God's Childern

April Child Abuse Awareness Month flyer sample

Improved flyer for Blue Sunday

2007 - 08 Materials:

August 2007:   cover sheet   en espanol   contents

Bp letter 2007   Carta del obisbo en Espanol

How to stay safe   en Espanol

How should Church people act (English y Espanol)

NetSmartz Safety Pledge  K-2 English   3-6 English

NetSmartz Promesa de Seguridad  Grados K-2  Grados 3-6

NetSmartz Internet Safety Pledge  K-2  3-6  Middle/High School

NetSmartz Promesa de Seguridad de Internet K-2 3-6 Secundaria

You help protect all God's children       

Announcing week of prayer Sept 2007, St. Maria Goretti

Signs of Possible Child Abuse

NetSamartz Blog Beware

Child Abuse Awareness (Home Alone, Ten Reasons, Why Should I...)

sign and return:  Annual Participation Record for 2007

Información de Participación Anual para 2007

Week of prayer September 22-29, 2007  Pray for All Victims of Abuse

Announcing week of prayer Sept 2007, St. Maria Goretti

2006 - 07 Materials:

April 2007:  2006 State Wide Campaign: Additionally parishes and missions are encouraged to be part of the statewide "Protecting the Unprotected" campaign for 2006.  There is an excellant website www.itisuptoyou.org with materials in both English and Spansih. 

January 2007:  

Brochure - Nurturing your children

Brochure - What you should know about child abuse

How should Church people act (English y Espanol)

Tuning into your teens (English y Espanol)

safety activity sheet: Identifying trusted adults,

Fall 2006:  

Annual Participation Record Fall 2006 (corrected English)

Registro Anual de Participacion (Espaol)

Safe Beware of sneaky adults Nov. 2006   

Safe Adultos Responsables 2006  (Es)

Safe Letter to Priests Deacons Nov 2006  

Safe Clergy Letter Spanish 2006 (Es)

Bi-Lingual materials for Parents Nov 2006 (English y Espanol)

January 2006: 

Trifold on protecting your children

Bulletin insert:  Be watchful and aware