Protecting Our Children

Here at St. Mary’s we pledge to provide a safe environment for our children and all those who are vulnerable. All priests, deacons, staff members, and all volunteers who have any contact whatsoever with children and other vulnerable persons are required to be trained through VIRTUS in how to provide a safe environment. These same people receive background screenings in addition to education on how to make the safest environment possible.
Parents of our children are always welcome to ask questions and tour our facilities. Join in helping us end sexual abuse of children wherever it happens.

Click here to view the Teaching Touching Safety Program

 

Click here to view Protecting God’s Children – Lessons-K-2

 

Click here to view Protecting God’s Children – Lessons 3-5

 

Click here to view Protecting God’s Children – Lessons 6-8

 

Click here to view Protecting God’s Children – Lessons-9-12

 

Click here to view Protecting God’s Children – Teaching Touching Safety Guide

 

Click here to view Safe-Environment website directions

 

Click here to view Teaching Touching Safety

 

Click here to view the Protecting God’s Children overview

 

Click her to view Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios – Enseñando Seguridad en el Contacto Físico – español

 

Click here to view the Diocese of Charleston VIRTUS cover document

 

Victim Assistance Minister
Louisa Storen, LISW
119 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.856.0748 or 1.800.921.8122