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New Safe Environment training module now available

OND Staff Report

The 2018-2019 Safe Environment training module for the Diocese of Crookston is now available. The Safe Environment certification year began on July 1, and runs through June 30, 2019.

This year’s module is Component A: “Recognizing Child Abuse and Recommended Technology Guidelines.”

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 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/secertification to complete the training. When you start the certification process, remember that it has to be completed in less than 60 minutes or the session will time out and you will need to start over. 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 message you may have to try again.

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, Renee Tate, at 218-281-4533.