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.

Learning About L.I.F.E. (Love, Infatuation, Friendship, and Exploitation) is designed to help parents talk to their children about relationships, sexuality, chastity, and abuse. The Learning About L.I.F.E. 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.

Click here to learn more about Learning About L.I.F.E. from Bishop Noonan.

Resouces

For Parish Coordinators ONLY

The Diocesan Intranet contains the necessary information to present the Learning About L.I.F.E. program, including lesson plans and handouts. Upon login, proceed to the “Safe Environment” folder to access “Learning About L.I.F.E.” 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 through the login-protected ProudToProtect portal. Click here to upload your Annual Audit Compliance Report

Learning about L.I.F.E. Videos

Introduction Video

This is an introduction video of the L.I.F.E. program, a faith-based, family-centered curriculum designed to serve two purposes: safe environment awareness as well as chastity, values, and virtues education. The program and video are presented by Sister Kieran Sawyer, School Sisters of Notre Dame, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Webinar Video #1 – Theology of the Body

This presentation will give you an overview of the teachings of Pope John Paul II concerning personhood, love, and sexuality and the Church’s views on chastity education. The video was created by Sister Kieran Sawyer, School Sisters of Notre Dame, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Webinar Video #2 – The Two Mandates

This video explains the Catholic Church’s mandate to create a safe environment and to teach children about healthy relationships. The video was created by Sister Kieran Sawyer, School Sisters of Notre Dame, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Webinar Video #3 – Learning about L.I.F.E.

This presentation is an overview video of L.I.F.E., a faith-based, family-centered curriculum designed to serve two purposes: safe environment awareness as well as chastity, values, and virtues education. The video was created by Sister Kieran Sawyer, School Sisters of Notre Dame, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Upload Parish/School Program Report

(for parish/school coordinators only) The designated coordinator for parish or Catholic school safe environment compliance must report program results each year through the login-protected ProudToProtect portal.

Training Materials (for parish coordinators only)

The Diocesan Intranet contains the necessary information to present the Learning About L.I.F.E. program, including lesson plans and handouts. Upon login, proceed to the “Safe Environment” folder to access “Learning About L.I.F.E.” materials for downloading.