Trainers: Information and Resources

Safeguarding Trainer Resources

As a Safeguarding Trainer in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, you have been appointed by the head of your congregation, school, or other organization. You have also met screening requirements and undergone extensive training, including the Universal Training video courses; the Specialized Training video courses required for persons who work with children and youth, as well as the courses required for Supervisors and persons who are in Pastoral Relationships or who work with Vulnerable Adults; and a Trainer Workshop led by a member of the EDOT Wellness and Care Team.  

Trainers fill an critical role in the diocese because they alone are qualified to lead in-person or virtual Live Engagement trainings for their organization. Your ability to facilitate training and engage learners in the practical application of the policies provides a foundation for safe ministry practices throughout the diocese. 

As a Trainer, you are asked to renew your agreement annually and to stay current with Safeguarding policies, procedures, and training materials. You will have the opportunity to meet quarterly (via Zoom) with a Master Trainer and other Trainers throughout the diocese to continue growing in this important ministry.. For more information about the duties and qualities of Trainer, see Forming a Safeguarding Team.

Below you will find links to the information and resources that you need to be successful in your ministry as a Safeguarding Trainer. The links are grouped under the headings of Administration and Forms, Training Materials, and Educational Resources. If you have questions or need support, please contact Katherine Muhlenbruch.

Administration and Forms

The following links will become live upon implementation of the new Safeguarding Records System.

Trainer Recommendation Form
2024 Trainer Agreement (coming soon)
Train the Trainer Workshops (coming soon)

Training Materials

Safeguarding God’s Children

(for adults)
PowerPoints for trainer use only
SGC PowerPoint
PowerPoint Help Sheet
SGC PowerPoint – Spanish
Note: PowerPoints will download immediately upon clicking the link. Check your downloads folder or the bottom left-hand corner of your browser window to open.   

Safeguarding God’s People

PowerPoints are for trainer use only.
SGP PowerPoint
PowerPoint Help Sheet
SGP Power Point – Spanish
Note: PowerPoints will download immediately upon clicking the link. Check your downloads folder or the bottom left-hand corner of your browser window to open.   

trainer Materials

Live Engagement PowerPoint (coming soon)
Spanish Live Engagement PowerPoint (coming soon)
Policies and Help Sheets
Training Procedures Guide (coming soon)

youth training materials

As a Trainer, you may be asked to facilitate additional trainings that do not require an official Trainer. For your convenience, these materials are linked below. 
Youth Helpers – SGC Training Curriculum 
I KNOW! Curriculum (teaching children and youth how to keep themselves safe)

additional educational resources

Available to you for deepening your understanding and enriching discussions.
Educational Resources for Safeguarding

Safety and protection; these are critical features of our commitment to promoting a culture of physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness, for our children and all of us who work and volunteer in ministries to children and youth. The EDOT Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth from Abuse provides the structure we need to create and maintain programs and environments which achieve that commitment. These policies are the common language we use to define what safety and protection look like. Our “Trainer Tip” is to begin each training with a review and discussion of the policies. 

-Katherine Muhlenbruch, Master Trainer

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