FBI Child ID
This free app created by the FBI electronically store photos and vital information in one convenient place, so it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app additionally contains information on what you need to know within the first 48 hours if your child goes missing. Download in the iTunes Store here.
Canvas Health – The archdiocese has partnered with a local, independent and professional organization called Canvas Health to offer those harmed by misconduct in Church ministry a safe and compassionate place to come forward. Together, we will work to assist victims/survivors in obtaining services such as professional counseling and pastoral care.
Committee for Children
Programs and prevention curricula focus on the topics of youth violence, bullying, child abuse, and personal safety.
Darkness to Light
Resource site and materials to provide adults with information to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to reduce child sexual abuse through education and public awareness. Educational booklets, bookrack cards, and posters are available in English and Spanish.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
A comprehensive resource for educators, parents & guardians, childcare providers, attorneys, and media, providing information about missing children, reporting exploitation, keeping children & teens safe, and child/teen sexual exploitation prevention.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
Provides information for youth ministry coordinators to support a pastoral response to young people, to foster awareness of and education on sexual abuse issues, and to promote authentic dialogue.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
A federal resource for communities working to prevent violence committed by and against young people. Its mission is to provide key leaders in communities with dynamic resources to help support their efforts to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate youth violence prevention efforts.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.
USCCB – Child and Youth Protection
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ web page for the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection, including information on the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, as well as resources and training for implementing safe environment programs.