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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This letter is to inform you that I have reviewed our training materials with Alicia Menard, 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 "You Are in Charge of Your Body", and selections of Virtus and Praesidium programs.

Serving Vulnerable Populations: Webinar concerning child abuse, boundaries, and vulnerable adults. Avialable at