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Safe Environment Program

Save Environment Program

If you have ever taken at Protecting God's Children Workshop at any time or anywhere, you must re-register in the new system. Otherwise, if you minister to children or vulnerable adults, you will not be able to work or volunteer at St. Patrick Church, School, SVDP, CYC Sports, Meals on Wheels, etc. 

Prevent and Protect - This link will take to you the Prevent and Protect STL website where you can:

  • Sign In to Your Account (after you sign in you can re-register with Prevent and Protect STL)
  • Register for a New Account
  • View & Register for Upcoming Workshops (yellow box)
  • Find Information about Preventing and Reporting Abuse (blue & red boxes)
  • Find Codes of Conduct and Policies (gray boxes)
  • Find Outreach and Support (green box)

St. Patrick Catholic Church and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program, now referred to as the Prevent and Protect STL program that offers the Protecting God’s Children Workshop. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries.

Rebecca Dollens • Child Safety Coordinator • 636-332-9225 ext. 221 • rebecca@stpatsch.org

I have taken a Protecting God's Children workshop in the past but need to RE-REGISTER. What do I do?
CLICK HERE for instructions on how to re-register under the new platform and then go to www.preventandprotectstl.org to get started. Note that the passcode is stlprotect.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL.

Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees, and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020.

This includes EVERYONE -  those new to service and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will:

  • Register for an updated background screening
  • View two new online training modules on Abuse Reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct

Contact Rebecca Dollens, at 636-332-9225 ext. 221 or rebecca@stpatsch.org.

The next in-person class at St. Patrick is scheduled for:


This workshop is for all NEW St. Patrick volunteers and employees working with children or vulnerable adults, including:

  • school and PSR parents who volunteer in the classroom, lunchroom, library, on field trips, etc.
  • coaches, employees, and scout leaders
  • St. Vincent de Paul volunteers
  • communion ministers of homebound
  • home visitors and parish program volunteers

No children are allowed. Registrations are limited to 75 attendants; first come, first served. For questions, contact Rebecca at rebecca@stpatsch.org.

I need to take a Protecting God’s Children workshop. How do I find one?
To see schedules for workshops at parishes and organizations, CLICK HERE. NOTE: The Archdiocese of St. Louis is now offering live online Zoom sessions as well as in-person sessions. Visit the above link to register.

I found a Protecting God’s Children workshop. How do I register for it?
You must log in first in order to register for a workshop session. CLICK HERE to log in. If you do not have a username and password to log in, you must first REGISTER. Note: passcode is stlprotect. If you forgot your user name, CLICK HERE. If you forgot your password, CLICK HERE. If you forgot what email address you used and can't retrieve your user name or password, then CLICK HERE to register.

I am a teen and would like to volunteer. What do I need to do?
If you are a minor (under 18 years old or still in high school), and wish to volunteer at St. Patrick Church and School, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Minors Form, and return it to Rebecca in the parish office. If you are 18 years of age or older but still in high school, you will fill out the Minor Form.

Code of Ethical Conduct for Minors Form - For minors volunteering or working with younger children
Code of Ethical Conduct for Third-Party Contractors


Ensuring the safety of our students is of utmost importance here at St. Patrick Catholic School. We understand the profound trust you place in us with your children, and we approach this responsibility with the utmost seriousness.

Across the Archdiocese of St. Louis, we have adopted CrisisGo as a vital communication tool to facilitate swift response to any potential dangers and emergencies within our school community.

Should you or your child become aware of any threats to student safety, such as incidents involving bombs, self-harm, bullying, firearms, or other concerns, we encourage you to utilize our tip reporting link. You have the option to provide your name for follow-up or submit information anonymously. Rest assured, all information shared is promptly reviewed by our school leadership for appropriate action.

CrisisGo Tip Report

Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.
Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Office of Child & Youth Protection
Sandra Price, Executive Director


Missouri Department of Social Services
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance.

Archdiocese of St. Louis