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Teaching Boundaries & Safety Guide

Teaching Boundaries & Safety Guide

September 8, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Parents have the awesome right and responsibility of educating their children in matters of personal safety, and we, in the Faith Formation Office here at St. Sylvester Parish, as directed by the Diocesan Office for the Protection of Children/Young People, have the responsibility of assisting you in ensuring that age appropriate abuse prevention education is made available for both the elementary and secondary levels.

In an effort to ensure that all parents and children in the Faith Formation Program have been properly informed in matters of abuse (defined as any physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child) we are making the “Teaching Boundaries and Safety Guide; Guide for Caring Adults, Parents and Guardians” (Copyright 2015 by National Catholic Services Risk Services) available to you.  Click here to read.  In this guide you will find information that will increase your awareness about abuse and offer suggestions on how to discuss this with your child. 

We thank you for your cooperation and support of the endeavors of the Faith Formation Program. Please feel free to call 631-475-4506 Ext 107, if you have any questions and know that we remember you and your family in our prayers.


Fr. Tom Coby                              Fran McMahon

Pastor                                         Director of Faith Formation