Youth Training Programs

While parents are the primary educators and caregivers of youth, and programs of the Diocese of Arlington enjoy the privilege of sharing in that ministry, in the world we live in today, youth too often are alone and unprepared for the dangers presented.

Child and Youth Training is designed to educate children about specific dangers of the world while protecting the child's innocence and respecting their intelligence.  All programs are designed to be used in cooperation with efforts by parents and work best when parents are involved.  Parents and Guardians are encouraged to review these programs for suitability in educating their children about these dangers.

Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Training

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Does the Diocese of Arlington provide Safe Environment Training for Children?

Yes, depending on the age of the child and with parental permission and involvement the Diocese of Arlington offers several training programs designed for youth to allow them to be a last line of defense and to ensure every child has the tools necessary to combat abuse.

For children in diocesan schools or in religious education programs at parishes in grades 1-8, the training program used is Formation in Christian Chastity.

For children in diocesan high schools or in youth ministry or high-school religious education programs at parishes, the training program may be either Called to Protect or Tricked at the choice of the pastor or principal.