Schedule of Workshops

(Each session lasts about 2 hours.)

The June 30th training will be limited to the first 50 persons in attendance.  All trainings are come/first served.  No advance registration is necessary.  Attendance will be increased to 100 during July if authorized by governmental authorities.  If it is not, it will be updated here.  Please continue to check back or reach out to Scott Fitzgerald, Coordinator of Safe Environment Services via email or 502.471.2132 for the latest status. 


7/9/20 6:30 p.m. St. Gabriel (limited to 50) 5505 Bardstown Rd,
Louisville, KY 40291
7/13/20 6:30 p.m. Holy Spirit (limited to 50) 3345 Lexington Rd,
Louisville, KY 40206
Dining Commons*
7/14/20 6:30 p.m. St. Albert (limited to 50) 1395 Girard Dr,
Louisville, KY 40222
Parish Life Center*
7/16/20 6:30 p.m. Holy Spirit (limited to 50) 3345 Lexington Rd,
Louisville, KY 40206
Dining Commons*
7/29/20 6:30 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church (Bardstown) (limited to 50) 310 W Stephen Foster Ave
Bardstown, KY 40004
Parish Center*
7/30/20 6:30 p.m. St. Gabriel (limited to 50) 5505 Bardstown Rd,
Louisville, KY 40291
8/10/20 6:30 p.m. St. Gregory Catholic Church (limited to 50) 330 Samuels Loop
Cox’s Creek, KY 40013
Parish Community Center
8/24/20 6:30 p.m. St. James Catholic Church Elizabethtown (limited to 50 people) 307 West Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY  42701
Batcheldor Hall across from the church
9/14/20 6:30 p.m. St. Dominic School 312 W High St,
Springfield, KY 40069
School Cafeteria**
9/28/20 6:30 p.m. St. Augustine-Lebanon (limited to 50) 235 S. Spalding Ave.,
Lebanon, KY 40033-1231
Parish Center**

*participation increased to 100 pending governmental approval in July.  If this does not increase it will be updated here and notification will be sent to your parish/school Safe Environment Coordinator.

**participation limited to 50 persons to accommodate social distancing in school cafeteria

The Archdiocese of Louisville is committed to ensuring that children and youth who worship, study or participate in church-sponsored activities can do so in the safest and most secure setting possible. In an effort to fulfill this commitment, all employees or volunteers who have contact with children or youth (18 and under) for ANY length of time are required to participate in one of the 2-hour Safe Environment Training Workshops.

The Safe Environment Program will cover the following topics:

  • Identifying signs of child sexual abuse
  • Understanding the dynamics of child sexual abuse, including how children are groomed and how they may attempt to reveal their experience
  • How to take action in response to child sexual abuse, including obligation to report and caring for the abused child
  • Becoming familiar with new archdiocesan policies and Code of Conduct regarding work with children

Participants will receive a copy of the new Sexual Abuse Policies and a resource manual. No registration is necessary. Sign-in sheets will be available at the workshops.

  • Children under the age of 16 should never attend the Safe Environment Training Program
    (nor should anyone under the age of 18 be considered an adult or placed in unsupervised environments requiring the adult supervision of minors). Any person 18 or older who is in a supervisory role with children MUST have a criminal background check.
  • It is advisable to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time listed for all locations in order to complete paperwork.
  • Attendees must remain present for the entire workshop. Leaving early will result in having to attend the Safe Environment workshop again, in full.
  • All registrants must attend, stay for the ENTIRE 2-hour presentation, and complete completion paperwork. Failure to do so will result in having to re-complete the course in the correct manner.
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