Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This letter is to inform you that I have reviewed our training materials with Ms. Barbara Thieme Tolliver, our Safe Environment Coordinator for the Fairbanks Diocese, and have approved the materials that constitute the Safe Environment lending library.
These safe environment programs have been approved for use with all diocesan employees, clergy and volunteers.
I am satisfied that the content of these programs are consistent with the faith and teachings of the Catholic Church.
Sincerely in Christ,
†Most Reverend Chad W. Zielinski
Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska
Diocese of Fairbanks
The Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks uses age-appropriate audiovisual programs and live presentations in its Safe Environment Training.
Child Protection and Abuse Prevention: Among the programs used are "Boss of My Body", "Sharing Secrets", and selections of Virtus and Praesidium programs.
Ministerial Misconduct Prevention: Ministerial Misconduct Prevention Training by the FaithTrust Institute is designed to help those who work or volunteer in the Catholic Diocese of Fairbanks to identify and keep appropriate boundaries within their ministerial relationships.