Safe Environment Training Programs

In support of the USCCB 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 taught at each parish, school and entity.  It was developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha serving a 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.

For Adults

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

Safe Environment Policies:

  • Behavioral Guidelines and Code of Conduct