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Called to Protect

The complete Called to ProtectTM series includes four parts, including the first-ever program specifically for Catholic middle- and high-school aged youths, and an innovative new program for elementary-aged children based on the latest child development research. Praesidium experts carefully developed the content and conducted extensive nationwide field testing to ensure that each part is informative, well-received, and effective.

Part One, Called to ProtectTM for Ministries, teaches pastors, directors of religious education, catechists, volunteers, and other adults in positions of trust with minors Praesidium's five-step approach to operating safe church programs.

Part Two, Called to ProtectTM for Parents and Families, teaches parents what they must know to protect their own children. They learn what to watch for and the actions to take if they see something of concern. They also learn how to begin communicating with their own children about their bodies and how to keep them safe.

Part Three, Called to ProtectTM for Youth, teaches middle- and high-school kids about boundaries, how to respond if someone tries to violate their boundaries, and how to tell their parents if they or their friend have been abused.

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Part Four, Called to ProtectTM for Young Children, teaches age appropriate information to children in elementary school. They learn rules about protecting their bodies and what to do if someone tries to break the rules. The content and teaching methods use the latest child development research to ensure their effectiveness.

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  Testimonials

I highly recommend Praesidium's Called to ProtectTM for Youth. A committee selected the program after previewing many safety programs for the diocese. We were unable to find anything out there for our older youth that we felt was developmentally appropriate, and are thrilled that this program promotes our Catholic values as well.

Mary Frances Horton, Coordinator
Safe Environment Programs
Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph


[Praesidium] provides a personalized and efficient service and accommodates the needs of their clientele. We are looking into the web-based program for next fall. I highly recommend Praesidium to any Diocese looking for a Safe Environment program.

Ruth Smith, Director
Child and Youth Protection Office
Diocese of Fort Worth


I am, as Victim's Assistance Coordinator and Safe Environment Trainer for the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, delighted to provide a VERY POSITIVE recommendation regarding the "Call to Protect" program from Praesidium, Inc. for anyone considering educational programs to meet the training requirements of the Charter for the Protection of Children.

The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls has used the following three of the "Call to Protect" programs-"Call to Protect for Parents and Families", "Call to Protect for Ministries", and "Call to Protect for Youth". We are eagerly awaiting the "Call to Protect for Children" to be released and plan in the future to use the online "Armatus" Program as well.

Sister Mary Carole Curran Ph.D. ABPP
Executive Director Catholic Family Services
Diocese of Sioux Falls


  Newsletters

The Call Issue One (January 2007)

The Call Issue Two (April 2007)


  Clients

Diocese of Allentown
Diocese of Austin
Diocese of Beaumont
Diocese of Brooklyn
Diocese of Crookston
Archdiocese of Detroit
Diocese of Fairbanks
Diocese of Fort Worth
Diocese of Kansas City - Saint Joseph
Diocese of Lubbock
Diocese of Norwich
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Diocese of Phoenix
Diocese of Rochester
Archdiocese of Seattle
Diocese of Sioux Falls
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Diocese of Springfield, MA


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