Safe Environment Training 2018

Parishes and schools are welcome to publish their SE Training Dates on our website. 

Below, is a partial listing of SE Trainings that have been scheduled for the 2018-2019 religious education year. 

Date Time Location City Facilitator
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:30 Pm

St. Patrick's Parish

415 N. Chestnut Street

North Platte, NE

 

Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office

Elizabeth Heidt Kozisek, Ph.D.

Cheryl Albright, M.S.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:15 pm

Resurrection Parish

4130 Cannon Road

Grand Island, NE

Resurrection SEC

Jill Kleint

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:30 pm

St. Mary's Cathedral

112 South Cedar Street

Grand Island, NE

Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office

Elizabeth Heidt Kozisek, Ph.D.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 6:00 pm

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

527 N 19th Street

Ord, NE

Our Lady of Perpetual Help SEC

Laura Pokorny

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 7:00 pm

St. Joseph Parish

1407 S. E Street

Broken Bow, NE

Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office

Elizabeth Heidt Kozisek, Ph.D.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:30 pm MDT

St. Mary's Parish

304 S Blaine Avenue

 Mullen, NE  

Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office

Elizabeth Heidt Kozisek, Ph.D.

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 Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:00 pm 

Christ the King

613 W 13th Street

Cozad, NE  

Diocese of Grand Island Child Protection Office

Elizabeth Heidt Kozisek, Ph.D.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018  

St. Patrick's 

1039 14th Avenue

Sidney, NE

St. Patrick's SEC / Faith Formation Director

Pat Mertz

         

 

SEC Summer Workshops

Summer workshops for parish and school Safe Environment Coordinators are being held across the Diocese.  Workshops provide SECs with updated materials and prepare SECs to present Initial Safe Environment Training and annual Continuing Education at their parishes and schools. 

Creating a Culture of Healing Protection:  Deliberately Different - Intentionally Catholic

The Initial Safe Environment Training has been updated For the 2018 - 2019 Religious Education year and will serve as both Initial Training and Continuing Education for this year.  The updated training includes information gleaned from prevention and healing efforts in the past 16 years since the 2002 Charter, as well as key information from past continuing education sessions. The newly revised Initial Training "Creating a Culture of Healing and Protection" will be presented to all volunteers and staff in lieu of annual continuing education. 

Dates and times of summer SEC workshops are as follows: 

Date Time Location City
Monday June 11, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Parish

310 N Church Street

Elm Creek, NE
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saints Peter and Paul Parish

713 Elm Street

Saint Paul, NE
Monday, June 18, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saint Luke Parish

417 E. 3rd Street

Ogallala, NE
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

280 Kate Street

Harrison, NE
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

6:30 pm SE Training Session

Saint Patrick Parish

415 N Chestnut Street

North Platte, NE
Monday, August 27, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Diocese of Grand Island Chancery Office

2708 Old Fair Road

Grand Island, NE

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018

Stop Human Trafficking

April is Chilld Abuse Prevention Month

Join Bishop Hanefeldt in praying for the prevention and healing of abuse at the Mass for Healing and Reparation

Approach Child Abuse Prevention Month as Missionary Disciples

“However dark things are, goodness always re-emerges…human beings have arisen time after time from situations that seemed doomed. Such is the power of the resurrection, and all who evangelize are instruments of that power.” (The Joy of the Gospel – Pope Francis)

The Child Abuse Prevention Month Calendar offers an idea for welcome, accompaniment, encounter, engagement, healing, protection and prayer for every day of the month.

 

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Each year the Diocesan Child Protection Office enters a tree in the Grand Island Stuhr Museum's Fantasy of Trees Exhibit.  Each tree has a right relationship theme to help promote a culture of protection and healing.  Decorations from past exhibits are available for display in your parish or school!  Check out the trees above and  Contact the Diocesan Child Protection office for more information.  cpo@gidiocese

JOY IN DISCIPLINE now on display at Stuhr Museum's Fantasy of Trees Exhibit

November 24, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Ornaments made from recycled materials - click here to see how they were made!

Joy in Discipline Bookmarks

 

Find out more about our other trees below:

Uniquely and Specially Created -  Tree

Uniquely and Specially Created-English Bookmark 

Uniquely and Specially Created - Spanish Bookmark

Uniquely and Specially Created Ornament Instructions

Small Beaded Ornament    Large Beaded Ornament     Tube Art Snowflake     God Made Me Ornament / Labels  

Created in God's Image Ornament / Labels     Rhinestone ornament

 

"Kids Need Good Fruit" -  Article -  Tree

"Kids Need Good Fruit" -  English Bookmark

Spanish Bookmark

SSNRS -  Tree

SSNRs - English Bookmark

Purple Hands Pledge   Tree
Take the Pledge - Bookmark    Respect Responsibility and Caring - Bookmark

White As Snow -  Tree

White As Snow - English Bookmark

White As Snow - Spanish Bookmark

 The Golden Rule - Tree

The Golden Rule - English Bookmark

The Golden Rule - Spanish Bookmark

Love Is... -  Poster -  Tree

Love Is... - English Bookmark

Love Is... - Spanish Bookmark

A Light In the Darkness - Tree

Helping Kids Care - English Bookmark

Preventing Violence - English Bookmark

Authentic Love -  Tree

Authentic Love - English Bookmark

 

Safe Environment Training Coming to a Parish Near You

Initial SE Training:  Creating a Safe Faith Environment 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6:30 pm

Gothenburg Public Library- 2nd Floor Meeting Room -  New location!

1104 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138

 

Thursday, September 14

Prince of Peace, Kearney

4:00 pm, 5:50 pm, 7:00 pm

2407 W 56th St, Kearney, NE 68845

 

Additional Dates:  TBA

Continuing Education:  Discipline and Discipleship in our Faith Environment

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

9:30 am

Halsey State 4-H Camp

Halsey Nebraska

Date and Time:  TBA

St. Patrick's - Chadron

364 Cedar St, Chadron, NE 69337

Wednesday, January 17

Prince of Peace, Kearney

4:00 pm, 5:50 pm, 7:00 pm

2407 W 56th St, Kearney, NE 68845
 

SEC Workshops

Thursday, July 13, 2017

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chancery Office

2708 Old Fair Road, Grand Island, NE  68803

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Holy Rosary Parish Center - Alliance

1104 Cheyenne Ave, Alliance, NE 69301

Wednesday, September 2, 2017 - RESCHEDULED

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Holy Spirit- North Platte

2801 W E St, North Platte, NE 69101

Thursday, September 3, 2017 - RESCHEDULED

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

St. Patrick's - Chadron

 364 Cedar St, Chadron, NE 69337

Gratitude in Ordinary Time

Help your children grow an attitude of gratitude.  Gratitude is not only a virtue and an integral part of our lives as Eucharistic people, scientific research suggests that maintaining an attitude of gratitude contributes to health and happiness.  For more resources on fostering an attitude of gratitude in your family, check out the following resources: