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9.4.4 - Initial Training for Children and Youth9.4.4 - Initial Training for Children and Youth<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Each elementary school, high school, religious education program, confirmation program, and youth ministry program must annually offer the Archdiocese of Los Angeles <a href="">"Empowering God's Children and Young Pe​opl​​e Safety Program." ​</a> The program includes home-based materials for parents/guardians to help them understand and support their children's education regarding child sexual abuse prevention.​​​​<br>​​ <br>All junior high and high school students should recognize that while they are engaged in service or activities that involve children or youth, they are role models who are called to treat each child or youth with respect and care.<br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">Student workers and volunteers must read and sign the </span><a href="/Handbook%20Resources/Boundary%20Guidelines%20and%20Code%20of%20Conduct%20Minor%20Volunteers.pdf"><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">Archdioces​​​​​​​​e of Los Angeles Boundary Guidelines and Code of Conduct for Middle and High School Youth Working or Volunteering with Children or Youth​</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">.   </span><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">This document applies when students or youth hold specific leadership roles in ministerial service (including parishes and schools) and not to interactions with each other as fellow students or family or friends.</span><br></p><p>​8-25-21​​​​​​</p>
9.4.3 - Initial Training for Coaches9.4.3 - Initial Training for Coaches<p>​​​Individuals who act as coaches in the <a href="" target="_blank">Catholic Youth Organization​</a> or as part-time coaches in CIF-sanctioned school programs (but have no other assignment in the archdiocese) are required to participate in the <a href="">Play Like a Champ​ion Today​</a> program. All coaches must also attend​ the 3 hour <a href="" target="_blank">VIRTUS® Protecting God's Children for Adults​</a> training. <br></p><p>8-23-21​</p>