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 because they alone are qualified to lead in-person or virtual trainings for their organization. Your ability to facilitate training, and engage learners in practical application of the policies, provides a foundation for safe ministry practices throughout the diocese. To become a Trainer, you will need complete Universal Training, Specialized Training both for those who work with Children or Youth and Vulnerable Adults, and complete a Train the Trainer workshop with a member of the Wellness and Care, Safeguarding Team. Trainers will have the opportunity to meet quarterly (via zoom) with a Master Trainer and other trainers throughout the diocese. Trainers will be required to renew their aggreement annually and stay current with Safeguarding materials, policiies, and proceedures. 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 will become live links upon implementation of the new Safeguarding Records System.
Trainer Recommendation Form
2024 Trainer Agreement
Train the Trainer Workshops
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.