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Safe Environment

Safe Environment

Reporting Abuse

If you or someone you know may have been a victim of sexual abuse by clergy, an employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Dodge City, you are asked to contact Mr. Dave Snapp, Fitness Review Administrator:

(620) 225-5051 work                        Diocesan Report Form (English)
(620) 225-2412 home                       Diocesan Report Form (Spanish)
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You always have the right to directly contact the Department for Children and Families/Kansas Protection Report Center.
Hotline number is 1-800-922-5330

Click to access the online report form.

Scheduled PGC Awareness Sessions



Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Church

1510 N. Calhoun St.

Liberal, KS 67901

Contact Person: Fr. Jacob Schneider (620) 624-4135

PGC Facilitator: Cherry Deges 


Ness City

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Catholic School

510 S School St

Ness City, KS 67560

Contact Person: Debbie Hagans (785) 798-3530

PGC Facilitator: Cherry Deges (620) 338-7501



No hay sesiones programadas en este momento.  



To schedule a Protecting God's Children awareness session,

contact Ana Gaytan: 620-227-1500 or agaytan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All of our Background Consent forms were revised July 2012.
Please discard any previous forms and use only the current form.

Volunteer Background Consent form (English)  (Spanish)

Employee Background Consent form (English)  (Spanish)

Background Check Procedure (English)  (Spanish)

Change Regarding Safe Environment Compliance

Beginning 1 July 2012 all adults who have regular contact with minors must be compliant PRIOR to beginning the volunteer ministry or activity.  Compliance means an adult must already have attended a Protecting God's Children awareness session and they already must have a completed background check.

This means if the day comes to begin some volunteer activity that involves regular contact with minors, and the adult has not yet attended a PGC awareness session and/or does not have a completed background check, then this adult many not take part in the volunteer activity until he/she becomes compliant.

Safe Environment Requirements (rev. July 2012)  (English)  (Spanish)

Internet: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times - The Dangers of Internet Pornography

What would we do without the Internet!?  This technology provides marvelous opportunities for worldwide instantaneous communication, countless resources for researchers and students, and the ability to connect with others near and far.  The progress that society, business and commerce have experienced in recent years, I am sure, can be linked to the ever-increasing capabilities of the Internet.  In many ways, these are the "best of times" in terms of Internet-possibility.

There is a dark side to the Internet, however.  Among other industries, pornography--its production and dissemination--can thank the Internet for its huge success.  There are 4.2 million pornographic websites and in 2006 the total porn industry revenue was $13.3 billion in the United States and $97 billion worldwide.


Reporting Child Abuse

The former Kansas Department of the Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is now the Department for Children and Families (DCF).

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the Kansas Protection Report Center at 1-800-922-5330.  Telephone lines are staffed 24 hours a day.  In the event of an emergency, contact your local law enforcement or call 911.  For more information go to Child Protective Services.

Reporting child or adult abuse or neglect can also be done electronically by using the new Kansas Intake/Investigation Protection System.

Hotline numbers for alcohol and drug abuse, problem gambling, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center may be found on the DCF website here:

Anti-Pornography and Internet Safety Resources

Anti-Pornography Resources

Checklist – Is Your Family Safe

7 Steps to Protect Your Family
Siete Pasos para Protegar a tu Familiá

Age Appropriate Talking Points
Puntos para Hablar de Acuerdo a la Edad

Cycle of Addiction
Ciclo de Adicción

Cycle of Pornography Addiction Diagram
Ciclo de la Adicción a la Pornografía

When Children Seek Pornography
Cuando los Niños Buscan la Pornografía

How Porn Hurts You:    
Tweens & Teens
Young Adults
Married Couples

Pornography Statistics

Estadísticas de la Pornografía

A note regarding the resources above: A debt of gratitude is owed to the Archdiocese of Omaha for the work of their Anti-Pornography Task force and the resources they have provided to create an awareness of the problem and suggestions to assist parents and families in preventing pornography from becoming a problem.  We are equally grateful to the Diocese of Fresno for the Spanish translations of the Anti-Pornography resources.


Internet Safety Resources

Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet
Como Mantener mas Seguros a los Niños en la Internet – Consejos para Pades
Texting and Chatroom Acronyms   English Spanish - Resources for kids, teens and parents

Tips to Prevent Sexting
More Chat Acronyms
Gaming Safety


Web Resources for Child Safety – Resource site for Internet safety

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Safety Tips Poster for Children
Knowing My Rules for Safety - Conozco mis Reglas de Seguridad

Safety information for foster and daycare programs
Tips to Help Keep Children Safer While in Care
Consejos para mantener más seguros a los niños a su cuidado

Steps to help protect children from sexual exploitation
Preventing the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Prevención de la explotación sexual de menores

What is Child Pornography – General Information

FBI Resources for Parents

Children Who Are Home Alone - English Spanish

Going To and From School More Safely - English Spanish


General Information

Child Sexual Abuse: What Parents Should Know


Bullying Awareness

Resources to Prevent Bullying, Violence and Child Abuse

Myths About Bullying

Warning Signs that a Child is Being Bullied    English Spanish

Stop Bullying


Gang Awareness

Recognizing and Preventing Gang Involvement

Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Practical Guide

Parents' Guide to Gangs   English Spanish

Gang Involvement: A Parent's Quick Reference Card   English Spanish


Diocese of Dodge City

910 Central PO Box 137 Dodge City, KS 67801 | 620-227-1500

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