Children and Youth Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs

Child sexual abuse prevention includes empowering children by teaching them body safety rules and steps they can take to ensure their own safety. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles currently offers the VIRTUS® Teaching Touching Safety age-appropriate prevention program for children.

The Teaching Touching Safety program encourages parent involvement in reinforcing what their children learn by providing parent information and materials so that parents may fulfill their role as the “primary educators” of their children.

Teaching Touching Safety is used in both the Religious Education classes (Grades 1-8) and the Parish School.


Justin Fontenot, Coordinator of Religious Education 310-377-4573 x136 or email