Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church will present a sexual abuse prevention program, called Touching Safety / Boundaries, to our students.
The creators of the Protecting God’s ChildrenTM Program developed the Touching Safety /Boundaries program. This program is provided to us by the Diocese of Monterey, and is part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and to protect all children from sexual abuse.
The scheduled lesson is being offered to all students at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church. As a parent, you have the right to choose whether your child participates. We encourage you to read the attached overview so you’ll be aware of the nature of the Touching Safety /Boundaries program. If you have questions about the program or the lesson, please contact Sister Jaise Thomas at
(831)633-4015 ext. 113 or Email: email@example.com .
If you determine that you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete
the “OPT-OUT” form at the bottom of this page, and return it at the time of registration. If you decide to opt out, we will provide you a copy of the lesson plan so you can teach your child the material at home, if you choose to do so.
If you would like to review the complete Touching Safety/Boundaries lesson plan, it is available in the parish religious education office. For more information on the program, visit the VIRTUS OnlineTM website at www.virtus.org.
Note: If you decide to opt-out, it is your responsibility not to send your child to catechism class on the dates we offer Safe Environment classes.