Sexual Abuse Awareness
Mandated Curriculum for Children & Teens
All parishes and Catholic schools are required to provide age-appropriate training to children on the topic of sexual abuse awareness. The Diocese of Buffalo has provided sample lesson plans for your use and adaptation. These samples provide the age-appropriate learning goal, although teachers may use other strategies.
To review the policy please click here: Diocesan Policy. Each school leader/principal must submit a documentation form indicating that they have conducted the learning on a annual basis. This form and other information is available below:
- Correlation of for training to Diocesan Human Growth and Development Curriculum (PDF)
- Sample - Parent Opt-Out Letter
- Safe Environment Training for Children Compliance Report
Sample Lesson Plans:
Below you will find Power Point/Slide show presentations to complement the sample lessons for K-8.
- Slide show - Grade K
- Slide show - Grade 1
- Slide show - Grade 2
- Slide show - Grade 3
- Slide show - Grade 4
- Slide show - Grade 5
- Slide show - Grade 6
- Slide show - Grade 7
- Slide show - Grade 8
**** A special thank you to the Archdiocese of New York for giving us permission to use their Grade K-8 Lesson Plans and Slide Shows!
Below are some video clips which could be utilized within classroom settings as well. Please preview before showing to children.6 Degrees of Information (7:26) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYHbanR3EiU
A Common Sense Approach to Internet Safety (7:27) http://www.neok12.com/video/Safety/zX596d4f647e026d657b646b.htm