Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention
for Faith-based Organizations
Child Lures Prevention/Teen Lures Prevention (CLP/TLP) is proud to work in partnership with faith-based organizations throughout the world to provide safe environments for children, teens and families. CLP/TLP resources are universally accepted for safeguarding diverse cultural and religious populations. For over 20 years, we've had the distinct honor of working with many different faiths and denominations to help keep all God's children safe in our schools, our places of worship and our homes.
Prevention Partnerships with Catholic Archdioceses and Dioceses:
Since 2005, CLP/TLP has worked in partnership with many Catholic Archdioceses and Dioceses to help them fulfill the obligations set forth in Article 9 and Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Youth People, adopted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in June, 2002. Since that time, the Catholic Church has trained approximately 4 million children annually across the United States with sexual abuse prevention education and personal safety skills.
The Think First & Stay Safe™ and Teen Lures TV Newscast™ curricula are used in Catholic schools and parishes across the United States to fulfill safe environment programming needs. Child sexual abuse is a societal problem, not a church problem. Both curricula focus on healthy relationships and treating self and others with dignity and respect.
A spiritual component compliments each lesson plan/class discussion.
Implementation in Parochial Schools and Faith-based Organizations
Think First & Stay Safe™ and Teen Lures TV Newscast™ curricula are easily adaptable to any format or time restraint. Many presenters follow the suggested presentation timelines. Some program presenters opt to teach one Lesson Plan per week, which takes about 5-10 minutes; others present the entire Program annually in an extended or special weekend session of approximately 1-2 hours.
"The Think First & Stay Safe™ Youth Curriculum is a perfect follow up to VIRTUS® adult training. We tell the adults/parents that they can't do all the protecting. It is important to train kids to know how to stay safe too. ...and Child Lures Prevention's Think First & Stay Safe Youth Curriculum does that."
- Sr. Pat Hudson, Diocese of Brooklyn
Previewing the Programs
Our policy regarding previewing the Think First & Stay Safe™ and Teen Lures TV Newscast™ is simple:
- At your request, the complete Curriculum Kit(s) are sent at no charge.
- Dioceses are encouraged to take the time needed to review the Program(s) and build consensus for implementation.
- A list of Diocesan References is provided upon request.
- Additional information or materials provided if needed.
- CLP/TLP is readily available to answer any questions that may arise during the review process.
To arrange a free preview of the Think First & Stay Safe™ and/or Teen Lures TV Newscast™
please e-mail us or call us at 1-800-552-2197.
NOTE: Digital Access available for Diocesan-wide implementation.
What Safe Environment Coordinators are saying about Think First & Stay Safe™:
"Outstanding Program! I teach for St. Dunstan's Roman Catholic Church, in the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT. The lesson plans are perfectly geared toward the age groups of the kids. They actually enjoy the sessions, and the parents always come up to me afterwards to comment on how great the program is. Thank you!"
- Ken Morrison, Glastonbury CT
"I am getting GREAT feedback on the Think First & Stay Safe™ Youth Curriculum as it is being unfolded in our Catholic Schools. THANK YOU ALL so VERY MUCH!"
- Sr. Janet Fulgenzi, Diocese of Saginaw, MI
"After learning the Think First & Stay Safe™ Lesson Plan 'All Secrets Can Be Told,' a very brave 11-year-old girl came forward to disclose ongoing abuse. Her 15-year-old sister followed. Both girls credited their disclosures to learning the Think First & Stay Safe program. Law enforcement subsequently visited the parish to review the curriculum - praising the program and the caring educators within the Archdiocese of Hartford. As a result, 75-yr-old family acquaintance Kenneth Baker was arrested for abusing both girls, and is now behind bars."
- Kathleen Nowosadko, Archdiocese of Hartford, CT
"The Child Lures Prevention Program (Think First & Stay Safe™) is a good complement to the VIRTUS® program. We also like the Child Lures Prevention Program because it is flexible; we use it in both the parochial schools and the religious education programs."
- Sr. Dolores, Archdiocese of Hartford, CT
"The Think First & Stay Safe™ Youth Curriculum enables the entire school or parish to be educated in prevention and safe environment with one flexible program. The Lures approach enables children to recognize behaviors that can place them at risk, rather than to rely on feelings, which may vary from child to child."
- Judy Perillo, Coordinator (Retired), Office of Victim Assistance & Safe Environment Archdiocese of San Antonio TX
Preview the Programs
We welcome faith-based organizations to preview Think First & Stay Safe™ and/or Teen Lures TV Newscast™ for 30-60 days with no obligation to buy. Contact us today for more references and more information.