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2017-2018 Safe Environment training module now available

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The 2017-2018 Safe Environment training module for the Diocese of Crookston is now available. Our Safe Environment year begins on July 1st, 2017 and runs through June 30th, 2018.

This year’s module is Component C, which covers reporting child abuse and the effects of pornography.

Safe Environment certification is necessary for every adult, age 18 or over, clergy, visiting clergy, employee, independent contractor, and volunteer in the Diocese of Crookston who has the potential for unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults.

Certification includes a criminal background check, training related to recognizing and reporting child abuse, and agreement to abide by the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy and Code of Conduct.

The training module fulfills the certification requirement and consists of educational information and an interactive quiz. Please go online to www.crookston.org/offices/safeenvironment/certification to complete the certification. When you complete the test and hit submit you should see your test scores with a message that says you are finished. If you don’t see this and it takes you back to the beginning the information did not go through. You will need to do it again. If this does happen to you, once you open the training and before you start typing anything, please push the F5 key on the top of the keyboard as this will refresh the material and it should go through.

If you have questions about the module or whether or not you need to complete it, please contact the Safe Environment Coordinator at your parish.

If you’d like more information about the Office of Safe Environment in the Diocese of Crookston, please contact the coordinator, Jim Clauson, at 218-281-4533.