Empowering God’s Children and Young People

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Empowering God’s children and Young People© Safety Program is required annually for all children and young people who participate in religious education, catholic schools, and children or youth activities in the diocese.

The theme for the School Year 2024 – 2025 Safe Environment Training is focused on the important topic of Boundaries and Bullying. The Safeguard the Children website includes a variety of resources for you to choose from to teach this year’s lesson to the children and young people in your School or Religious Education Program. We have also added additional Online Resources for educators and parents.

IMPORTANT DATES​
All Children’s Program Training needs to be completed by Wednesday, February 1, 2025
All Children’s Program Training needs to be reported by Wednesday, February 15, 2025

IMPORTANT RESOURCES
Instructions on How to Report the Children’s Training on VIRTUS® Online​

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Empowering God’s Children & Young People Overview (PDF Version)

PERMISSION SLIP ALL GRADE LEVELS (K-8)
English | Spanish (Word Document Versions)

PERMISSION SLIP ALL GRADE LEVELS (9-12)
English | Spanish (Word Document Versions)

INTRODUCTORY VIDEO 
Introductory Video Order Form K-12 (Google Form)

MEASURING TAPE & STICKER KIT 
Measuring Tape and Stickers Kit Order Form (Google Form)

ENGLISH LESSON PLANS 

  • Grades K-3 (PDF Version – Available Soon)
  • Grades 4-5 (PDF Version – Available Soon)
  • Grades 6-8 (PDF Version – Available Soon)
  • Grade 9 (PDF Version – Available Soon)
  • Grade 10-12 (PDF Version – Available Soon)

SPANISH LESSON PLANS 

  • Grades K-3 (Versión PDF – Disponible Próximamente)
  • Grades 4-5 (Versión PDF – Disponible Próximamente)
  • Grades 6-8 (Versión PDF – Disponible Próximamente)
  • Grades 9 (Versión PDF- Disponible Próximamente)
  • Grades 10-12 (Versión PDF – Disponible Próximamente)

If you have any problems with lesson plans or videos, please email Brenda at bmelendez@la-archdiocese.org​. If you need the opt-out form, please complete the request form below.

Opt-Out Request Form

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