PARISHES

REQUIRED WORKSHOPS

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.

 

 

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Summary of Training Requirements

 

SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN:
Preventing Child Sex Abuse

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 or log in to in Safeguarding Online: 

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, use the link below. Enter the username and password assigned to you at enrollment. If you forget your password, a  retrieval tool is available.

The equivalent courses for Safeguarding God’s Children are:

  • Meet Sam
  • It Happened to Me
  • Keeping Your Church Safe
  • Your Policies
  • For camp staff, please complete Keeping Your Camp Safe
  • School staff should complete Keeping Your School Safe

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.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

More workshops coming soon. Contact Adam Barner.

SEEING THE FACE OF GOD IN EACH OTHER: An Anti-Racism Workshop

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
WORKSHOP INFORMATION

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, as soon as possible. Since 2011 nearly eight hundred Episcopalians in the diocese have completed SFG. Workshops are offered throughout the year by a team of trained facilitators.

After registering for a SFG workshop, participants should prepare for SFG by watching the videos on this playlist.

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Domestic Violence Prevention and Response

Who must attend and complete:

  • Clergy
  • Lay Employees
  • Lay leaders and volunteers are strongly encouraged but not required to attend
WORKSHOP INFORMATION

More workshops coming soon.
Pre-registration is required, contact Adam Barner to register.

RESOURCES

Date
Info

04/10/19
Reporting Clergy Misconduct

04/10/19
Safe Church Background Check Training Chart

04/10/19
Reporting Child Abuse

Workshops are also announced in the following:

CONTACT

Adam Barner
Administrative Assistant
abarner@episcopalmaryland.org