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Safe Environment Training

Child, Youth and Adult Protection


To report a concern please contact Bob Fontaine at or (208) 350-7555.



The Diocese of Boise, in compliance with the U.S. Bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People”, has established training programs for children, youth, parents, volunteers who work with youth, and employees.


All programs received an evaluation through CARES (Children at Risk Evaluation Services) with a report provided to the Diocesan Review Board for the Sexual Abuse of Minors at its August 8, 2008, meeting.  The evaluation noted that all videos and program materials had been reviewed and that the current program contained all of the essential information needed for instruction for minors and adults.


Recommendations noted a need for video instruction in Spanish and needs for updating some of the older videos.  In addition, it was recommended that the separate programs for volunteers and employees be combined.  The evaluation also noted that those who do the training need to keep current with additional information. 


The Diocese has 66 trainers spread throughout all parts of the Gem State  providing instruction to employees and volunteers.  Many of those same trainers instruct children and youth along with others who instruct only children and youth in the area of safe environment.


Attendance Roster


Safe Environment Trainer Contact Information


Current Scheduled Safe Environment Workshops


Safe Environment Workshops-Master Training Schedule-July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014


     Sign-In Log July 2013 thru June 2014 



PowerPoint slides    PDF   (September 2014)


Sample Agenda (Aug. 13, 2012)


NEW-Circle of Grace Curriculum K-12

     Letter from Bishop Mike     English     Spanish



Personal Safety Awareness: A Presentation for Children Pre-school through 6th grade


Creating Safe and Sacred Places-Grades 7-12


Personal Safety Awareness: A Presentation to Parents on Child Abuse



Myth or Truth Questions


Myth or Truth Answers 


NEW-Criminal Background Check Authorization Form for all:



Clergy, Diocesan and Parish Employees, and Volunteers


NEW- Background Check Process with CICS

NEW- Guide To Employment/Volunteer Investigations

NEW- Price Guide for Background Checks


2013 State of Idaho Annual Report




Annual Audit Reporting


 Keeping our Promise to Protect


Parish Audit Report


     Parish Guidelines to complete report


School Audit Report


     School Guidelines to complete report





Protocol for Criminal Background Checks


Opt Out Form-Safe Environment “Personal Safety Awareness” Pre-School-6th Grade


Opt Out Form-Safe Environment “Creating Safe and Sacred Places” Grades 7-12


Bilingual Evaluation Form


Brochure-Are you a Victim?    English     Spanish     (revised Aug. 2011)


Diocesan Resource Center

Safe Environment Videos Inventory


Additional Resources for Parents

NEW - Abbreviations for Texting


NEW - Internet Safety- A Parent’s Guide


NEW - Texting with Symbols



Dr. Bob Fontaine



(208) 350-7555 phone

(208) 489-7475 fax


Veronica Childers

CYAP Coordinator/HR Assistant


(208) 350-7556 phone

(208) 489-7475 fax




Veronica Childers

Victim's Assistance Coordinator


(208) 350-7556 phone

(208) 489-7475 fax






Jesus with the children 


Child, Youth & Adult Protection Home Page


Policies and Guidelines


 Frequently Asked Questions


Diocesan Review Board