Protecting our Children

PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN

Several training sessions for the Missoula Deanery are regularly scheduled.  For dates and time please contact the Blessed Trinity Parish Office (721-2405).    Judy Cooney, Blessed Trinity Faith Formation Coordinator, is  a trained, certified facilitator.  Judy will lead training sessions for Blessed Trinity, Spirit of Christ and other Missoula Deanery Parishes.

All adults who work with children and/or vulnerable adults are required to attend a workshop and be current on monthly bulletins.  This includes faith formation, Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Vacation Bible School, and Pastoral Care Ministers.  However ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED in the Church’s efforts to provide a safe environment for all is welcome. 
For more information please contact Judy Cooney at Blessed Trinity.

Next Training Sessions: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 – 6-9pm at CHRIST THE KING MISSOULA. 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019- 6-9pm at BLESSED TRINITY MISSOULA
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All questions, concerns or allegations related to sexual abuse in the Diocese of Helena should be directed to the Victim’s Advocate for the Diocese of Helena (phone 406-459-0513). Any person who believes that a minor has been abused by a cleric, church worker or volunteer is encouraged to report the incident to the Victim’s Advocate. All information received will be treated with confidentiality.               

Every person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect of a minor is encouraged to report the incident to Child and Protective Services at 866-820-5437.

The Bishop is willing to meet victims of clergy sexual abuse individually. Contact the Diocese by email at victimassistant@diocesehelena.org or by phone at 406-459-0513.

CLICK FOR: Diocese of Helena Policy Regarding Abuse of Minors, Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment and Code of Pastoral Conduct (September 2015)

“No victim of sexual abuse should suffer alone.  If you are such a victim, please know we support you in your effort to find healing and we urge you to seek the help you need.  If you know anyone who has suffered sexual abuse, please encourage them to come forward…”  +Bishop Thomas

Those who may wish to contact the Diocese of Helena may do so by email:
victimassistant@diocesehelena.org or by phone at 406-459-0513.

CLICK for the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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