Safe Environment – PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN

Safe Environment – Protecting God’s Children

Email the office jen@santateresachurch.com to go through the process to be able to volunteer at Santa Teresa Parish.  She will email you back the list of instructions on how to proceed.  It can take 2-8 weeks to get clearance from the Department of Justice and FBI on your fingerprints, so please register with us as early as possible.

The Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (OPCVA) is committed to fostering healthy relationship by means of educating, training, and screening all adults who have regular access to children, youth and vulnerable adults within our Diocese of San Jose for the purpose of preventing harm.

LETTER FROM BISHOP OF SAN JOSE MOST REV. PATRICK J. MCGRATH

 http://www.dsj.org/ministries/protecting-gods-children

24-hour Crisis Hotline Phone Numbers

  • Suicide & Crisis Hotline = 1-(855)-278-4204 (a live counselor always answers) 
  • EMQ Families First = (408) 379-3796 or (408) 379-9085 or (877) 412-7474.
  • Community Solutions = (408) 683-4118
  • YWCA Silicon Valley = (408) 287-3000 or (650) 493-7273 or 1-(800) 572-2782

Safety Tips for Parents

(SE Handbook, Pages: 13, & 38-40)

http://www.dsj.org/ministries/protecting-gods-children/for-parents

How To Report Suspected Abuse

(SE Handbook, Page: 5-7, 9, 17, 22-30, & 41) (SE Handbook, Page: 4, 15-16, & 41)

If you suspect abuse in your parish, school or in the Diocese of San Jose, please contact: Child Protective Services (408-299-2071), Call 911 or Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults: Frank A. Sandoval at 408.983.0113 or email protection@dsj.org

 

Support for Victims

http://www.dsj.org/ministries/protecting-gods-children/help-for-potential-abusers/

For Volunteers (Ethical Reporters)

http://www.dsj.org/ministries/protecting-gods-children/for-volunteers-ethical-reporters

Adult and Youth Leaders’ Code of Conduct  

(SE Handbook, Page: 5-7, 9, 17, 22-30, & 41)

http://www.dsj.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Adult-and-Youth-Leaders-Code-of-Conduct.pdf

Resources for Potential Abusers

(SE Handbook, Page: 6-7)

http://www.dsj.org/ministries/protecting-gods-children/help-for-potential-abusers/

Frequently Asked Questions & Other Policies

http://www.dsj.org/ministries/protecting-gods-children/frequently-asked-questions-other-policies