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Safeguarding Children 9am St. Peters in Salis.

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland

Clergy and certain categories of laity are required to complete these four workshops as mandated by the Diocesan and/or General Convention. The Safeguarding courses must be completed every five years. Anti-Racism and Domestic Violence prevention need to be completed once.

Summary of Background Check and Training Requirements for Safe Church and other Workshops [PDF]


Who must attend and complete:

  • Clergy
  • Laity (volunteers and employees) who work with children regularly
  • Lay employees
  • Vestries and officers

SAFEGUARDING GOD’S PEOPLE: Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Communities of Faith

Who must attend and complete:

  • Clergy
  • Lay employees who supervise adults
  • Vestries and officers

Safeguarding Online

Note: “Safeguarding God’s People” and equivalent courses to meet the requirement for “Safeguarding God’s Children” can be completed online. Enroll in Safeguarding Online: http://website.praesidiuminc.com/EnrollNow. Use “ANG-MD” as your login code and enter your information and begin completing modules. Please save the username and password assigned to you for later use. To log in again to continue completing modules, go to http://safeguardingonline.org and enter the username and password assigned to you at enrollment. If you forget your password, there is a password retrieval tool available.

The equivalent courses for Safeguarding God’s Children are: Meet SamIt Happened to Me, and Keeping Your Church Safe. For camp staff, please complete Keeping Your Camp Safe. School staff should complete Keeping Your School Safe. Please also complete Your Policies. Other modules are available and will be helpful for some users but are not required.  Users wishing to complete Safeguarding God’s People should complete the first two modules of that name in the vertical list of courses, plus Your Policies.


Who must attend and complete:

  • Clergy
  • Vestries, officers, committee members, and others lay leaders in churches
  • Members of diocesan councils, committees, commissions, agencies, and boards
  • Lay employees

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Domestic Violence Prevention and Response

  • Clergy
  • Lay employees
  • Lay leaders and volunteers are strongly encouraged but not required to attend



Note: Workshops are also announced in DioMaryland eNews and via Facebook events.

Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other: An Anti-Racism Workshop

  • January 11 and 12, 2018, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM both days, St. James’ School, Hagerstown, Library, register by January 4
  • February 16, 5:00-9:00 PM, February 17, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, St. Martin’s in the Field, Severna Park, register by February 9
  • March 2, 5:00-9:00 PM, March 3, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, St. John’s, Ellicott City, register by February 23
  • April 21 and 28, 2018, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM both days, Diocesan Center, Baltimore, register by April 13

About this workshop: The Seeing the Face of God in Each Other Antiracism Workshop (SFG) is an interactive and experiential workshop created by the Episcopal Church. It is not a lecture. The curriculum includes power, privilege, race, racism, class, internalized racial oppression, and next steps. A meaningful experience is a program priority. That’s best achieved with a minimum of 12 participants and a maximum of 30. Racial diversity of 25% is ideal. When the workshop has been racially homogeneous participants have lamented the absence of people of color. SFG is open to all Episcopalians. Deadline for registration is one week in advance for facilitators to prepare. All registrations are to be sent to Adam Barner, abarner@episcopalmaryland.org, as soon as possible. Since 2011 over six hundred Episcopalians in the diocese have completed SFG. Workshops are offered throughout the year by a team of trained facilitators.

Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence Prevention and Response

  • More workshops coming soon

Pre-registration is required, contact Adam Barner, abarner@episcopalmaryland.org, to register


Adam Barner
Administrative Assistant


January 13, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm