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Enriching Minds, Enhancing Faith
1920 Barberry Drive, Springfield, IL 62704 | (217) 546-2159

Personal Safety Program

Working with Minors Policy:

Anyone wishing to work or volunteer in either the school or the parish must attend a training session of “Protecting God’s Children”, sign the “Pastoral Policy on Sexual Abuse of Minors by Church Personnel’ and fill out a Criminal  History Background Check Form along with the Illinois DCFS Child Abuse and Neglect Tracking System Form (CANTS).

Since twenty hours of volunteer service to the school or the church is required of all families, all parents are urged to comply with the requirement stated above.  No volunteer may be in our school unless they are in compliance.  This includes, but is not limited to, helping in a classroom, the library or cafeteria, driving or chaperoning a field trip, or working the gate or concession stand at athletic events

Diocesan Child Abuse Reporting & Investigation 

To report allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by clergy, even if it is in the past, individuals are encouraged to call      321-1155. Individuals may also contact the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-25-ABUSE, or contact your local police  authority.   

Please click here to view policies written by the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois regarding minors.


Personal Safety Program at Christ the King

Christ the King School offers a Personal Safety Program for our students in preschool - 8th grade.

Please Click Here to view specific information about our Personal Safety Program by Grade Level.

In addition, we incorporate the below video series (by Human Relations Media) into our personal safety curriculum:

It's Your Body: You're In Charge

Empower even the youngest children to feel that they have control over their own bodies. This program helps them differentiate between good and bad touches, learn that they have the right to say “no” to a touch that makes them feel uncomfortable, understand the “touching rule” and realize if they experience a bad touch, they MUST speak up and tell an adult they trust what happened.

After viewing this program students will:

  •  Trust their feelings about touches
  •  Learn what parts of their bodies are private
  •  Differentiate between good and bad secrets
  •   Recognize that saying “no” and talking to a trusted adult can keep them safe

3rd - 5th Grade:

You Are in Charge of Your Body

You Are In Charge of Your Body is an age-appropriate, comprehensive curriculum (video and print) developed by elementary school educators and sexual abuse experts. The goal is to protect young children from abuse by helping them to understand what sexual abuse is, how they can recognize it, how and whom to tell, and empowering kids to take charge of their bodies. Carefully and sensitively presented, the video uses animated scenarios to illustrate sexual abuse situations and model how kids should react to protect themselves. The key message is that sexual abuse is not the fault of the child and that they don't have to endure abuse in silence/

6th - 8th Grade:

No Excuses: Sexual Harassment

This program, specifically created for students, uses a series of real-life vignettes to demonstrate various kinds of sexual harassment in the school environment. Examples presented range from indirect forms of harassment (such as unwanted propositions, rumor spreading and name calling) to more blatant kinds like physical blocking or touching. The video firmly states that any physical or verbal behavior which makes one person uncomfortable can be considered sexual harassment. As the video continues, real-life teens describe their experiences with sexual harassment. Viewers will also hear from a Sexual Harassment Officer, who suggests options and resources students can seek out to help them deal with an unwanted situation once it has been identified. After viewing segments from No Excuses, your students will have a chance to discuss the issue for themselves. A Teacher’s Resource Book offers rich opportunities for discussion and in-depth examination of this important subject.

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