Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT

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This event, previously scheduled for the Bethany Center in Lutz, Florida, will be held virtually.  

The week before the event, you will receive the Zoom links for the program.  

On October 1, you will receive information about the online community platform we will be using.



Tom Southard

2020 CMSM Safeguarding Workshop Registration
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CMSM is pleased to welcome you to the 2020 Virtual Safeguarding Workshop, to continue to grow the culture of safety in the Church through men's religious institutes as we strengthen our mission to protect and heal.

As the Church continues to experience scrutiny of its safe environment programs, while struggling to address leadership accountability, CMSM maintains a commitment to offer in-depth dialogue to our members in the implementation of best practices in safeguarding. We will learn together how we can affirm what we are doing well, address the new challenges before us, and implement interventions to strengthen our responses and programs.

We will bring together an experienced and knowledgeable team to lead the discussion as we explore the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of safeguarding.

By registering, you are welcome to attend any and all sessions. We understand that some participants may choose to just attend a few, and some may attend all. Our goal is to offer you quality programming that will give you the tools you need to be successful.


Overview of Safeguarding Ministry for New Leaders
Monday, October 26, 1-3 pm ET

Safeguarding history and foundational documents, trends, an introduction to the Standards for Accreditation, and an overview of safeguarding ministry roles.>

Presenters: Mike Riley and Christy Schiller, Praesidium, Inc.; Kristin Austin, Jesuit USA East Province; Paul Ashton, Psy.D.; and Deacon Steven DeMartino, CMSM

Best Practices in Allegation Notification and Investigation
Tuesday, October 27, 1-3 pm ET

Investigation processes and procedures, safeguarding resources, allegation notification recommendations, and case studies.

Presenters: Mike Riley, Praesidium and Deacon Steven DeMartino

Role and Responsibilities of Survivor Assistance Coordinator and Overview of Review Board Guidelines
Wednesday, October 28, 1-3:15 pm ET

Presenters: Tom Artz; Kristin Austin; Teresa Pitt, Spirit-Fire; and Deacon Steven DeMartino

Role and Responsibilities of the Safety Plan Supervisor
Thursday, October 29 1-3 pm ET

A focus on the survivor assistance coordinator as a leader within a religious institute and best practices in review boards.

Presenters: Paul Ashton, Psy.D., and Deacon Steven DeMartino

Registration: $100

Cancellation policy: Refunds will be given for cancellations made by October 15, less a $5 non-refundable cancellation fee. No refunds will be available after that time.

We look forward to seeing you.If you have questions, please contact Tom Southard,tsouthard@cmsm.org or 301-588-4030.

Please note: If you are not forwarded to a payment page after completing the form, it may be due to an apostrophe in your name, or another issue. Please contact us to assist you.