Safe Environment Program

Thank you for volunteering at Incarnate Word Parish and School!

Incarnate Word Parish and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community.  The process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. 

All volunteers, age 18 and older (school, PSR, Life Teen, coaches), are required to complete the Safe Environment Program requirements, which include a background check, signed code of ethics, and attendance at a Protecting God’s Children workshop. You can register online for the workshop of your choice.  Paperwork for the background check and code of ethics is available below or in the parish office.  Please contact Andrea Brockmann, at 314-576-5366, ext. 17 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with any questions. 

In keeping with our commitment to keep children safe at all times, we ask that all children leaving mass for any reason be accompanied by an adult.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Protecting God’s Children Information and forms

  • I need to take a Protecting God’s Children workshop. How do I find one? +

    To register and see a schedule of workshops at parishes and organizations, click here.

  • I have taken a Protecting God’s Children workshop. What is the next step? +

    If you have not already done so, please register at virtusonline.org and complete the Worker Registration form. Incarnate Word covers the fee for the background check. If you have lived outside of Missouri within the last five years, please read the IP rights and complete the IP release. Please return all forms to Andrea Brockmann in the Incarnate Word parish office. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Andrea Brockmann at (314) 576-5366, ext. 17 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • I am a teen and would like to volunteer. What do I need to do? +

    If you are under 18 years old or still in high school, and wish to volunteer at Incarnate Word Parish and School, please complete the Code of Ethical Conduct for Youth form, and return it to Andrea Brockmann in the parish office.

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Archdiocese Safe Environment

Archdiocesan Requirements

Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:

Deacon Phil Hengen, Director, Office of Child & Youth Protection  at 314-792-7704 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Missouri Department of Social Services
Children’s Division Hotline Reporting Number:
1-800-392-3738