Every year, the children in our schools and religious education programs receive lessons in keeping themselves safe.
Our Safe Environment lesson plans have been fully revised to address each grade level with instruction and materials that are age-appropriate, user-friendly, and fully consistent with the moralteachings of the Catholic Church. The lessons are designed to promote respect for the dignity of the human person and virtuous living.
Our goal in revising the curriculum was to equip teachers, parents/guardians, and students with knowledge that can help keep children and young people safe while providing this instruction in a way that fosters the formation of Christian virtues. These revised lessons were developed by the Safe Environment Office of the Archdiocese, in consultation with professional educators and child safety experts. Materials in Spanish will be made available as soon as possible.
[Please note: these resources are being added as they are finalized]
Parent Letter for all grade levels. This is to be sent home to parents, with an introduction and explanation of the lessons. This file is in Word format, so it can be printed on your school or parish letterhead. Click on the link, and the document will appear in your download directory.
Lesson Plans for grades K through 8. These files are in Adobe .pdf format.
PowerPoint slide shows for grades K through 8:
Parent Overviews for grades K through 8. These are to be sent home with the students, so their parents can be fully aware of the lessons, and can address at home any issues they see fit. These files are in Adobe .pdf format.
Lesson Plans for High School students. Please note that they are grouped into two categories -- one lesson from Group A must be given to students each year; the lessons in Group B are optional, and may be given in addition to the mandatory lesson from Group A. These files are in Adobe .pdf format.
Group A (one mandatory per year)
Group B (supplemental, not mandatory)
PowerPoint slide shows for High School grades:
Parent Overviews for High School grades. These are to be sent home with the students, so their parents can be fully aware of the lessons, and can address at home any issues they see fit. These files are in Adobe .pdf format.