Information and Resources for Trainers

Information and Resources for Trainers

Information and Resources for Trainers

Information and Resources for Trainers

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As a Safeguarding Trainer in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, you have been appointed by the head of your congregation, school, or other organization and trained as a Trainer by a member of the EDOT Wellness and Care Team.

Trainers fill an important role in the diocese and in your organization because they alone are qualified to lead an in-person or virtual training for adults seeking certification in Safeguarding God’s Children (SGC) or in Safeguarding God’s People (SGP). Your training skills and knowledge of the material and diocesan policies provide a foundation for safe ministry practices throughout the diocese. As a Trainer, you will periodically participate in Trainer Refresher workshops offered by the Wellness and Care Team and be asked annually either to recommit to your role as Trainer or notify the Safeguarding Office that you no longer wish to serve in that role.  For more information about the duties and qualities of Trainer, see Forming a Local 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 a member of the Wellness and Care Team.

Administration and Forms

2021 Trainer Agreement (submitted annually to the Safeguarding Office)
Train the Trainer Calendar (for training new Trainers)
Trainer Refreshers (scheduled as needed)
How to Enter Trainings and Upload Sign-Out Sheets in SRS
Contact: Katherine Muhlenbruch to schedule Trainer Refreshers and Tracy Cramer for Spanish trainer/training support.

Training Materials

Safeguarding God’s Children (for adults)
PowerPoints are 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.   

Policies and Help Sheets
SGC Policies
SGC Policies - Spanish
Adequate Adult Supervision Help Sheet
Responsible Person Help Sheet

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.   

Policies and Help Sheets
SGP Policies
SGP Polices – Spanish
Responsible Person for Vulnerable Adults Help Sheet

Additional Policies for Creating Safe Ministry Spaces
Alcohol Policy
Gambling Policy
Gun Law and Weapons Policy

Additional Training Materials
As a Trainer, you may be asked to facilitate additional trainings that do not require an official Trainer (see Summary of Who Needs Certification or other Training). For your convenience, these materials are linked below.
Safeguarding God’s People in the Workplace - Harassment Prevention (training video and policies)   
Vestries, Bishop's Committees, and Other Boards - SGP Policy Review Videos
Youth Helpers - SGC Training Curriculum 
I KNOW! Curriculum (teaching children and youth how to keep themselves safe)

Additional Training 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