Safety Training Programs
SAFE ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION
In-person session is required of all employees and volunteers in contact with minors
View List of Upcoming Safe Environment Sessions
DRIVER SAFETY - Online
Required of any employee or volunteer who will drive on parish business, including transporting young people.
Be Smart-Drive Safe - Catholic Mutual Group - Link to instructions to begin training
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS - Online
Required of employees and volunteers who may respond to injuries or illness, including educational administrators, coaches, catechists, assistants.
Option 1: Bloodborne Pathogens: Video and Questions – Catholic Mutual Group
Login or Register as a new user. Click on My Trainings to access available training modules.
Option 2: Bloodborne Pathogens Schools Training Program – Dept of Public Instuction
Note: Although instructions indicate that another knowledgeable person should be available, for our purposes the training may be completed as self-study.
Supplementary resource: Bloodborne Pathogens (PDF)
CONCUSSION AWARENESS - Online
Required of coaches. Recommended for directors of religious education and youth ministry. Student-athletes and their parents receive informational materials.
Coaches and Administrators
Coaches shall complete training dealing with concussion, its signs, symptoms and management, prior to working with athletes. There are options for free, online training:
Option 1: HEADS UP to Youth Sports - Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Option 2: Concussion Training - National Alliance for Youth Sports
Option 3: Concussion in Sports - National Federation of State High School Associations
Printable Forms for Coaches:
Information Sheet for Coaches
Clipboard Concussion Information Sheet
Clipboard en español
Coach's Concussion Acknowledgement Form
Parents and Student/Athletes
Student/athletes and their parents receive an educational fact sheet regarding the signs and symptoms of concussion, and sign a statement in which the student/athlete accepts responsibility for reporting personal injuries, including symptoms of concussion.
Information Sheet for Parents
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Information Sheet for Youth Athletes
Parent and Athlete Concussion Acknowledgement
Supplementary Concussion Resources
Concussion Packet - all information sheets and forms above
Concussion/Head Injury In Schools And Sport - Catholic Mutual
Concussion 101 video
OTHER TRAINING FOR ADMINISTRATORS
CMG Connect Training Hub - Catholic Mutual Group
Login or Register as new user. Click on My Trainings to access modules:
- Church Transportation – Is it necessary and ministry-based?
- Parish Business Practices 4: Youth Ministry – everything matters and everyone has a role
- Parish Business Practices 3: Best Practices for Financial Management and Cash Handling
- Property Safety and Maintenance: Fire Safety
OTHER TRAINING FOR COACHES
Catholic Coaching Courses – Human Kinetics Coach Education Center
Courses endorsed by the National Catholic Youth Organization Sports are available for a reasonable fee.
Catholic Coaching Essentials is the basic sport-neutral course on coaching principles, first aid, and team management. It highlights the coach's role as youth minister, who uses sports to teach Gospel values, instill Christian character, and build community. Other sport-specific courses are also listed.
Athletic and Sporting Events - Risk Reduction Measures (PDF) – by Catholic Mutual