The diocese is committed to the highest standards in training for staff and volunteers who work with young people. We offer the following mandatory workshops and guidelines.
SAFEGUARDING GOD'S CHILDREN
Safeguarding God’s Children provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and the ministries in which they serve.
SAFEGUARDING GOD'S PEOPLE
Safeguarding God’s People provides participants with the information they need to to build healthy, respectful relationships while protecting vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect. Most courses are available in both in English and Spanish.
STANDARDS FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
The diocese is committed to welcoming and protecting the well-being of all children and youth to participate in activities at our congregations. Toward this end, we have established the following Standards for Youth and Children’s Ministries.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ALCOHOL POLICY
The Diocese of Washington believes it is important that any clergy person or diocesan lay employee having problems with the use of alcohol or drugs be treated with pastoral love and concern. We also understand that active substance misuse among those who minister to whole communities can have drastic and far-reaching consequences.