Child and Youth Protection Training

Based on the analysis of the results of the 2015 Audit conducted under the direction of the USCCB’s Office for Child and Youth Protection, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA has been found to be in full compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Volunteer Requirements

OCYPTAll adult leaders that interact with youth are required to follow the local Chapel guidelines at their U.S. military installation regarding background checks as well as child and youth protection training. Consult your Chaplain for further information.

Ministry leaders and volunteers that work with children and youth must participate in Child and Youth Protection training per the Dallas Charter. Those who are CONUS may participate in local installation training, diocesan training or online training. Those who are OCONUS may utilize installation training or online training resources. Copies of completion certificates must be kept on file at the particular military installation. All catechists and youth ministry leaders are required to fulfill the requirements for the AMS Catechist Certification and must submit a copy of their Child and Youth Protection Training completion certificate to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA along with their application.

Child and Youth Protection Online Training

The Boy Scouts of America web site encourages adults that interact with youth to participate in the online training course Youth Protection e-learning. Visitors to this website must first create an account. After logging in choose the General tab in the menu bar and then click on Youth Protection Training. There are both high band width and low band width options.

Child and Youth Protection Links

Child and Youth Protection Resources

The U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection has developed resources to facilitate activities that highlight the need for prevention efforts. Use the following resources in your community to promote safe environment practices and awareness.