The "safe environments" initiative for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is about to kick in to high gear. Not much has been going on up until now. However, with Catholic Schools week out of the way, there remain only four more months in the school year. Most Catholic schools still have four "Talking About Touching" (TAT) lessons that they need to complete.
Since it has been awhile since many parents have been reminded about the kind of material that will be taught to our young children, please review some TAT lessons here. (There are links from this page to specific lesson plans).
The Ian lesson will be taught to our second graders which can be found here.
The Kerry lesson will be taught to our third graders and can be found here.
This is material that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and many of our Catholic schools have made incredibly difficult for parents to preview before our children see it and discuss it in the classroom.
If you need more background on "Talking About Touching, more information is posted on the website of the Primary Educators League. Their blog may be found here.
At least 51 parishes have opted out of the TAT/VIRTUS Program.