Safeguard the Children

Safeguard the Children is a comprehensive program designed to promote a safe environment for children, youth and vulnerable adults and prevent child sexual abuse. The program was initiated in all dioceses in the United States at the direction of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). There is a Safeguard the Children (STC) Committee in each parish which helps to implement the objectives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Committee Members:

Melissa Wolf

Joli Keseloff

Oscar Guerra

Maria Palermo

Ana Sanchez

Ana Maria Ochoa

Teresa Gonzales

Jennifer Sanchez-Salas

Fr. Mario Pisano, O.M.

If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church...

please believe in the possibility for hope, help and healing. We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every arch/diocese/eparchy, in the Usnited States has a victum assistance coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needed to help make a formal complaint of abuse to the arch/diocese/eparchy, and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his preresntative, if you desire.

The victum assisrance coordinator for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is:

Suzanne Healy, LMFT (213) 637-7650


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Text Messaging: Understanding the Codes

Monitoring a child's Internet browsing and cell phone use are important and challenging aspect of being a parent and "Keeping Kids Safe". In keeping track of your child's text messaging, with its dizzying array of coded abbreviations and symbols, there are some codes that every parent should keep his/her eyes open for. These are codes that kids use to warn others that their parents are around or that they use to talk about sex, drugs, or to arrange a meeting.

For a "Glossary of Text Messaging Abreviations" and other realted resources contact:

Office of Safeguard the Children

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Mensajes de texto: Codigos que todos los padres deben de saber

Como padres, es importante y a veces dificil controlar y monitorear las actividades que llevan a cabo sus hijos cuando se encuentran frente a la computadora o en sus telefonos celulares. En el seguimiento de mensajes de texto de sus hijos, con su increible variedad de abreviaturas y simbolos codificados, hay algunos codigos que todos los padres deben de saber. Los jovenes utilizan algunos de estos codigos para advertir a los demas de que sus padres estan cerca o los utilizan para hablar de sexo, drogas, o para concertar una reunion.

Para una "Lista de acronomios para mensajes de texto", y otrosrecursos relacionados, contacte a:

La Oficina arquidocesana de Proteccion de los Ninos: