Child Protection Catechesis
Each year, Catholic Schools and Parish Religious Education Programs in the Diocese of Allentown teach the Child Protection Catechesis Curriculum mandated by the Charter for the Protection for Children and Young People passed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002. The material in this curriculum has been prepared in light of our faith and in accordance with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. The purpose of the program is to help children improve self-reliance, raise self-esteem and master personal safety skills – all while reassuring them that most people are kind, safe and committed to their well-being. Students learn to identify specific signs and behaviors often used by predators.
You as a parent are the primary educator of your child. If you have concerns as to whether this material is appropriate for your child, we invite you to view the materials on our Parish website (below). Families who opt out are encouraged to cover this lesson at home with the materials provided below.
The Child Protection Catechesis was taught on Sunday, November 11, 2018, for Grades 1, 2, 6 & 7; Wednesday, November 14, 2018 for Grade 8; and Sunday, November 18, 2018 for Grades 3, 4 & 5.
We ask that you continue to place your trust in us as we begin this program working with you and your child in partnership.