What should I do if I suspect a child is being abused?
Reporting an Incident
- to urge the complainant to notify the legal authorities immediately and assist the person to do so if the complainant wishes;
- to call the legal authorities immediately after receiving whatever information has been provided, consistent with protection of confidential relationship and particularly that of the Seal of Confession, whether or not the complainant wishes that; and
- after having done that, to inform Diocesan Human Resources or Vicar General. A Diocese of Pueblo Child Abuse Reporting form will be completed
Safe Environment Training Programs
As directed by the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, training opportunities for adults, youth, and children in creating and maintaining a safe environment in our programs, parishes, and catholic schools are listed below.
For Children and Young People
Circle of Grace is a safe environment program developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha in response to Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It serves the dual purpose of educating and informing youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others. This curriculum includes information on teaching children how to be safe, protect themselves, and communicate any potential danger of physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse.
Parents are welcome to review the curricula by calling their parish office to obtain a copy for their child's grade level.
CMG Connect in an online training program for Adult Volunteers, Clergy and Employees. Completing the safe environment program is easy and can be done in the comfort of your own home through CMG Connect. Please note there are three lessons and three quizzes. You must complete all three with a passing score to receive a training certificate. If you do not have internet access or need assistance, please schedule a time with your Local Coordinator to complete your training. To begin visit https://pueblo.cmgconnect.org/