Saint Luke's Presbyterian Church's child and youth protection training

The following is a guide for you as you work with anyone under the age of 18 at Saint Luke’s. Please read through the training and be sure to mark each box. The training shouldn’t take too long, but it is really important information. These few minutes could make a world of difference in the lives of children and youth. Happy reading and of course if you have any questions please let Phil Brown or Catherine Anne Thomas know.

The training is divided into three sections:
Section #1: Creating a nurturing environment
Section #2: Paperwork
Section #3: Mandatory Reporting

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    Section #1: Creating a nurturing environment

    Saint Luke’s Session has adopted a policy that reflects the nurturing environment we hope to create. There are procedures in place and practices we need to adopt to protect the children, youth, and ourselves. These practices will create a loving environment with healthy boundaries.
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    Section #2: Ahh the Paperwork:

    No one likes to do paper work, but remember this is about helping create a great environment for everyone. We have two or three forms, depending on your age, that need to be signed and returned to Liz Catlett, Administrative Assistant for Christian Education. You can reach her at: lizcatlett@slpres.org, 770-393-1424 ext. 236
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    Section #3: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse or Neglect in the State of GA

    In Georgia anyone who works with minors, in a volunteer or paid capacity, is considered a mandatory reporter of suspected child abuse. This is important to the safety and nurture of our children and youth. It could be a trusted conversation that you have which brings about healing for this young person and their family. It can be uncomfortable and even scary at times to report. Remember this could be a ministry for this young person. Of course, if you are comfortable, please talk with a staff person with any questions. Here is Saint Luke's procedure regarding mandatory reporting. For more detailed information about Georgia's Mandatory Reporting and the Dekalb's Family and Children Services please go to their website which is listed as a resource to you below this training.
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    Whew! That's it in a nut shell.

    If you have any questions, comments or concern please let Phil Brown or Catherine Anne Thomas know. At the heart of this training is the nurturing of our youth. You make a huge difference in their lives and in turn we pray that they do in yours as well. Thank you for everything you do. Saint Luke’s is great because of you! Children and Youth Protection Policy: http://www.slpres.org/?p=6066 Saint Luke's Background Check form: https://www.ministryopportunities.org/StLukesPresby Saint Luke's Incident Report form: http://www.slpres.org/?p=6064 Dekalb County Department of Family and children Services: http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/dfcs/reportAbuse.html