The job of ensuring children's safety is a challenging undertaking. The prevention of child sexual abuse requires more than adult awareness, education, and training about the nature and scope of the problem. We must also give our children the tools they need to overcome the advances of someone who intends to do them harm. The Teaching Safety program guide is a tool designed to assist parents and teachers in this important task. The Teaching Safety program is a vehicle through which parents, teachers, catechists, and youth ministers give children and young people the tools they need to protect themselves from those who might harm them.

To assist in the monumental mission of protecting children from abuse, St. Ambrose Catholic School and the Diocese of Springfield are partnering with you to present a safe environment lesson to your child(ren) within our religious education curriculum.  It is our cherished role as adults to fully protect children. In addition, we must also teach children about their safety rights and boundaries, so that they have tools to protect themselves.

Please read the following Parent Letter for important information regarding this program, including an "opt out" form to complete if you would like to opt your child out of these safety lessons. Also for your review, the Teaching Boundaries & Safety Parent Guide.

Bob Baird, Principal

Lessons for Each of our Age Groupings

Grade K-2

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8