Child Protection and Creating Safe Environments (click here)04/19/2021
April is Child Protection Awareness Month
The Diocese of Erie is committed to creating and maintaining safe environments for children and youth.
Reporting known or suspected child abuse is every adults' responsibility. It is a moral responsibility to report known /suspected abuse or neglect of a minor to responsible authorities. Sexual abuse of minors is a pervasive, ongoing societal problem. A concerted and sustained effort by all adults in every segment of society can help protect children and teens.
To report: Call Childline 1-800-932-0323 (lines open 24/7).
Questions on reporting abuse: Call Cindy Zemcik - Coordinator for Protection of Children and Youth - Diocese of Erie 814-824-1195.
Teen dating violence is a serious problem in the United States. Teen dating violence can be physical, emotional, mental or sexual. One in three high school students experience harassment and/or physical, mental, sexual violence (or a combination) perpetuated by someone whom they are dating or going out with. One in ten high school students has been purposely hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. Teen dating violence can be prevented through empowering teens to lead healthy lives by establishing healthy relationships based on respect, honesty, equality and compromise.
Visit the Diocesan website: https://www.eriercd.org/childprotection/ to discover what the diocese is doing to help
maintain safe environments for children and youth.