To members of the seminary community who are participating in Safeguarding God's Children: Once you complete the courses you wish to take, please tell either Bonnie Rountree or the Rev. K. Jeanne Person. They administrate the program for General Seminary and can create a Certificate of Completion for you. All members of the seminary community are welcome to participate, at no financial cost, in Safeguarding God's Children, an online education and training program in child abuse awareness and prevention. The program consists of four interactive courses, each taking about 30-45 minutes to complete, that can be taken from any location, at any time: Meet Sam, It Happened to Me, Keeping Your Church Safe, and Keeping Your School Safe. The training meets the safe church requirements of most dioceses. Seminarians preparing for ordination will wish to check with their dioceses about which courses are required and also learn the safe church policies of their dioceses. To register for Safeguarding God's Children training, please contact Bonnie or Jeanne.
"We, at General Seminary, believe that children are precious in the sight of God and deserve to be in healthy, trustworthy relationships with adults," writes Associate Dean Patrick Malloy. "All adult members of a faith community, and especially the community's leaders, are responsible for ensuring such relationships."