Protecting children is a responsibility for us as parents, family and individuals choosing to work and volunteer with organizations that serve children and vulnerable populations. Proud to Protect understands that there are many caring adults in a child’s life who want to learn about ways to keep them safe. Proud to Protect offers several courses for individuals to increase their knowledge on a range of topics ranging from recognizing child abuse to internet safety and bullying. Click below to learn more about courses for parents, grandparents, volunteers, teachers and others working with children.
Our nation is blessed to have many churches, schools, synagogues and non-profit organizations serving children, youth and vulnerable adults in our communities. As a leader in your organization, you recognize the importance to protecting children and vulnerable adults through training your staff, volunteers and the families you serve. You also have an obligation to safeguard your organization against unacceptable behaviors. Click below to learn more about how your small community organization, school, church or synagogue can implement a safe environment training program.
As a large organization serving children, families and vulnerable adults, you are aware of the challenges facing your organization in the protection of children while managing risk. Proud to Protect provides safe environment training to large organizations across the country. Implementing a training compliance program in a multi-location local, regional or national organization brings unique needs due to many factors. Click below to discover how Proud to Protect can implement a training compliance program tailored to your organization’s unique needs.
"Proud to Protect transformed our diocese's safe environment training program into more than I imagined. Proud to Protect continually anticipates my needs and exceeds my expectations."
“Implementation of the Safe & Sacred program for our diocese has been so smooth, quick and easy for us. You have answered many prayers. Bless you!”
"I definitely feel I have learned a lot about bullying and how to combat it inside and outside of the classroom. I have learned new strategies that I can pass on to my students on how to deal with bullies."
“The comments from parents and students alike were very positive, with parents often demonstrating a sigh of relief that someone had given them the tools to speak to their children about relationships -- both healthy and unhealthy.”
"The Safe Environment committee is very impressed with our progress and the partnership we have with your company. Together we have done great things in the past year. Thank you again for making my life so much easier in so many aspects."
“Who ever thought of this live help service should get an A+... You have helped me greatly!”
"It is an excellent reminder that what we do is sacred and a privilege. This may sound funny but I found the program prayerful, it led me to that prayerful reflective place. I will probably go through it a few more times just to make sure I didn't miss a thing."
"You [Proud to Protect] make my life so much less stressful! Thank you!"
"The online reporting for my local coordinators has reduced phone calls to me from them asking me for information about their people by half overnight. Thank you!"
"Thanks for all you do to make our lives so much easier."
"This was the best training I have received so far. The topic was needed and the information was easy to understand, reinforced basic guidelines I have been following throughout the years and helped me to get updated on current language used."
"Thanks so much - as always, you make things TOO easy for me. I feel spoiled!"
"I am not only able to require it of our volunteers but also wholeheartedly recommend it as a means of acquiring information that can better enable us to maintain a Safe and Sacred environment for all who are entrusted to our care."
"I used the LIFE program this year at St. Andrew the Apostle faith formation program. It was very well received by both parents and students. Parents welcomed the opportunity to engage with their children in these topics. The time in class "broke the ice" for further conversation at home. Evaluations given at the end of the sessions were very positive."
"Before we got started, we assumed that parents would say that their children are getting all this in school. But we found that because God is so much a part of our presentations, the LIFE curriculum sets itself apart from the public school curriculum."
"The Safe & Sacred program has saved our diocese at least 50% from our previous training budget."
“My favorite moment is when I ask the parents to talk with their own child about what I have just covered. You can see unguarded and open discussions happening between the parents and children and you can FEEL the love in the room.”
"I spoke with one of my DREs (Directors of Religious Education) who had been one of our toughest critics when we originally launched online training. Now she is one of our strongest supporters. Her people no longer complain about doing the training and she is very pleased with the results."
“What a blessing this is!! I took it a few days ago... and things I read in it are still touching me."
"We are always saying that parents should be the primary educators of their own children. This program makes that possible."
"This was probably the best diocesan online course presentation that I have taken to date."
"Awesome stuff.....thank you for creating & offering such a wonderful program. I feel it's just another blessing I receive in my ministry here.”
"I completed the online Safe and Sacred program in May as part of my employment requirements. I found the program to be comprehensive and detailed yet not overwhelming to the average individual. The important descriptions and expectations are clearly outlined."
“Participant satisfaction is through the roof since we implemented our new online training and testing program. Our people are completing the training program at all hours of the day and loving the convenience."
"More than one parent has said, "This opened a way for us to have a conversation that I needed to have with my son/daughter. Thank you!"
“Excellent video training in the Safe Environment Coordinator’s Room. Very accessible information and everything worked. I have several volunteers from other parishes. I was able to see if their training was current. Well done.”
"I have found that parents value the opportunity to openly talk with their children, and the conversations continue long after they leave a session."
"I thought the program was really well done. Honestly, I did not think this would be anything new for me and my children as I talk to them a lot about these topics. The material was done in a way that gave me another perspective and a fresh way to present the material to my children. I enjoyed it because it opened a lot of discussion. " Parent in HOME Program
"The biggest issue is that the kids are getting the majority of their education about relationships from the media – which teaches them that exploitation is acceptable in a love relationship. The LIFE program teaches them the true meaning of love and that exploitation is not what God wants for us."