Safe Environment Policy for Children
in the Diocese of Buffalo
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.
This year we will be using curriculum from the Archdiocese of NY. The curriculum guides for each grade can be found on their website: Safe Environment Lessons By Grade.
Below are some video clips and other resources which could be utilized within classroom settings as well. Please preview before showing to children:
IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF THE SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING TO BE PROVIDED AT ANNUNCIATION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS OPT OUT FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE YFF OFFICE PRIOR TO THE SAFE ENVIRONMENT LESSON IN OCTOBER: OPT OUT LETTER