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Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Joan Vienna, Coordinator, of the Office of Safeguard the Children and staff is proud to present the “Archdiocese of Los Angeles Ideas and Resources for Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2019” Packet to celebrate and to increase awareness.  

This handy packet provides information and ideas for you and your Parish 'Safeguard the Children Committee' to help organize special events this month, such as ceremonies, blessings, bulletins announcements, and petitions.  Also included are order forms for the NEW Pinwheel Door Hangers, stickers, prayer cards and posters.


​​​​Ideas and Resources for Child Abuse Preventio​n Month, April 2019

NEW Five Body Safety Rules Poster Order Form

Working Together Brochures 2019

Our Archdiocesan Working Together to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse brochures are here, complete with a letter from Archbishop José M. Gomez.   These brochures list all of the Safe Environment offices with complete contact information as well as reporting information for Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.  

The Brochure is available for download below.  To order free hard copies of the brochure for your parish, simply send us a completed order form.  Available in English and Spanish.  

Look for Brochures, Order Forms and more at the bottom of our Main Safeguard the Children Page!


English Working Together

Spanish Working Together

Chinese Working Together

Korean Working Together

Vietnamese Working Together

To order please complete the Order form below.

2019 Working Together Order Form

For additional information, or to contact the Office of Safeguard the Children, please call or email us at:

 (213) 637-7508 |  


Safeguard the Children Parish Committee Handbook:

The goal of Archdiocese of Los Angeles Office of Safeguard the Children has been to support and provide training and resources for the Safeguard the Children Parish Committees which are the foundation of our efforts to protect children and young people from child sexual abuse.  The Archdiocese of Los Angeles' Safeguard the Children Parish Committee Handbook has been created to help parishes and schools to fulfill this role.  

Safeguard the Children Parish Committee Handbook (Spanish) (Semptember 2018) - NEW


Welcome!  The  Office of Safeguard the Children provides ongoing support, education, training, and resources to help prevent child sexual abuse and to address children's safety in our parishes, schools, homes, and communities.  Below find our featured items.  The menu to the right provides links to information regarding our Archdiocesan Programs.  

    NEW Empowering God's
Children & Young People
Program and Resources
K - 8 & 9 - 12

The office of Safeguard the Children for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is proud to present our own "Empowering God's Children & Young People" Program. This program will replace the VIRTUS Teaching Touching Safety Program that has been used in the past. Our new program allows for continual updating on information and resources.
Safe Environment Training for Children
Year 2: Boundaries and Bullying


'Respecting Boundaries' Brochures:

Respecting the Boundaries: Keeping Ministerial Relationships Healthy & Holy - Brochure (English)

Respetar los Limites: Mantener las Relaciones Ministeriales Sanas Y Santas - Brochure (Spanish)


Contact Us

Ms. Joan Vienna, Coordinator
Office of Safeguard the Children
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
(213) 637 - 7227 Phone


Brenda Cabrera, Ministry Coordinator
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
(213) 637 7508 Phone
(213) 637 - 6681 FAX



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