Standards of behavior
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has implemented Safe Environment training throughout our parishes and schools for all adult employees and volunteers who have regular contact with youth.
The two-and-a-half hour training sessions teach participants how to prevent child abuse, to recognize the signs of child abuse, and what steps must be taken when child abuse is suspected.
Each participant is given a copy of the archdiocesan Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries.
Reverend Gerald C. Measure and Mrs. Evelyn Brannan Tarpey coordinate these training programs and are available to help individual parishes and schools regarding compliance issues, especially around the required police and child welfare background checks.
They can be reached at 215-587-2466.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Child Abuse Prevention/Safe Environment Resources:
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):