The Diocese of Orlando has implemented a child abuse awareness, prevention, and safety program in all parishes as mandated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Minor-aged participants enrolled in parish-based catechesis are encouraged to participate in this programming.

Circle of Grace helps children and young people learn about relationships, sexuality, chastity, and abuse from a Catholic Perspective. Sessions are designed to cover these sensitive topics in an engaging, interactive manner, using language and activities that are appropriate to various age groups, from pre-school through high school.

RESOURCES

For Parish Coordinators ONLY

The Diocesan Intranet contains the necessary information to present the Circle of Grace program, including lesson plans and handouts. Upon login, proceed to the “Safe Environment” folder to access “Circle of Grace” materials for downloading.

For Parish/School Coordinators ONLY

The designated coordinator for parish or Catholic school safe environment compliance must report program results each year. More information will be provided soon.