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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Parish Safety Training

  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (map)
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Don't be Scared—Be Prepared! We are told in II Timothy 1:7 that "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline."  In John 14:27 we are encouraged by the words "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." In keeping with these teachings, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Valparaiso would like to offer Parish Safety Training to parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana in the form of regional workshops.  The goal of such instruction is two-fold: 

  1. to protect every person who enters any church of the diocese; and

  2. to train potential, if not already existing, Parish Safety Teams who will take charge and direct parishioners to safety in the event of an emergency.

This approximately 2-1/2 hour session trains congregants to become better acquainted with their church facilities and to prepare for emergencies both in and outside of the church.  Open to everyone in the faith community, this training includes, but is not limited to, preparation for: natural disasters; verbal, physical, external and internal disturbances; missing children/adults ; and active shooter situations. Participants will learn how to properly interact with local law enforcement and fire personnel.  Each participant will be given an Emergency Action and Recovery Plan which may be used as a template for each individual church to adapt to its own needs.  We want everyone who enters the churches of our diocese to know that we are doing our very best to provide a safe and secure environment in which to worship. 

Please use the linked form to contact Toni Sanchez if you plan to attend so that there may be sufficient handouts.

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Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

  • For clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members and congregation members who work with children
  • Strategies for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse—particularly in a camp setting
  • Face-to-Face training required prior to accessing further Safeguarding Online resources

Visitors can enter through the doors on Broadway or Wayne Street

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Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—Camp Staff Training
Jun
3
5:30 PM17:30

Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—Camp Staff Training

  • St. Michael and All Angels' Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • For clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members and congregation members who work with children
  • Strategies for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse—particularly in a camp setting
  • Face-to-Face training required prior to accessing further Safeguarding Online resources

Admission is free. Please email Kim Gray by Wednesday, May 30 to let her know of your intention to attend so that she may prepare sufficient space and materials.

 

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Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

Safeguarding God's Children: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

  • For clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members and congregation members who work with children
  • Strategies for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse—particularly in a camp setting
  • Face-to-Face training required prior to accessing further Safeguarding Online resources

Visitors can enter through the doors on Broadway or Wayne Street

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