Keeping Children Safe

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Be Vigilant:

It is vitally important that we are constantly vigilant – that we always observe the behaviors of those who interact with children. And we must always communicate our concerns to the appropriate parties. Sometimes this means communicating our safety concerns to our children. And sometimes this means communicating our concerns about seemingly inappropriate behavior to those who are in a position to intervene. Parents must also listen carefully to their children and observe both their children’s activities and the behavior of older children and adults who interact with them. When children exhibit dramatic behavioral changes, adults must find out what caused the changes. Being aware of what’s happening with our children means talking to, listening to and observing them – at every opportunity. For more information, please call Jacqueline Bressette, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 315- 470-1465 or jbressette@syrdio.org.