To Report Suspected Abuse:

Offices of Community Services
Terrebonne  (985-857-3630)
Lafourche  (985-447-0945)
St. Mary  (337-828-5278)
Jefferson  (504-838-5357)

Sheriffs' offices:
Terrebonne  (985-876-2500)
Lafourche  (985-532-2808)
St. Mary  (985-384-1622)
Jefferson [Grand Isle] (985-787-2204)

LA Department of Childen & Family Service                                                                          (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)                                          1-855-452-5437



 Safe Environment 




Providing a Safe Environment and educating children, youth and adults about preventing child abuse are prime concerns of these Safe Environment Guidelines.  Children are gifts from God, and as such we must treat them with respect and assist them in developing to the full potential that God sees in them. Along with their parents, who are the primary educators of their children in the ways of faith, the diocese of Houma-Thibodaux is committed to providing a healthy, loving and safe environment where children can be formed into the future adults of our Church and society.  Our children deserve this, and to the very best of our ability we are dedicated to providing this to them.

Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre

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Diocesan Outreach Line
In response to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux is offering an Outreach Line (formerly known as the Child Protection Contact Line). The Outreach Line is an effort to continue the diocesan commitment to support healing for people who have been hurt or sexually abused recently or in the past by clergy, religious or other employees of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.
The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Outreach Line operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A trained mental health professional responds to the line. Individuals are offered additional assistance if requested.
The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Outreach Line
Telephone number is (985) 873-0026.
For detailed reporting procedures see: www.htdiocese.org.
Click on the Safe Environment tab, then on S.E. Forms and Links.
Línea de Comunicación Diocesana
Con el fin de cumplir con las Políticas de Protección de Niños y Jóvenes de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Los Estados Unidos, la Diócesis de Houma-Thibodaux ofrece una Línea de Comunicación (antes Línea de Contacto para la Protección de los Niños). La Línea de Comunicación es parte del esfuerzo diocesano de comprometerse con el mejoramiento de aquéllos que han sido lastimados o abusados sexualmente recientemente o en el pasado por miembros del clero, religiosos u otros empleados de la Diócesis de Houma-Thibodaux.
El horario de la Línea de Comunicación de la Diócesis de Houma-Thibodaux es de 8:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m., de lunes a viernes. El encargado de esta línea es un profesional capacitado en salud mental.
Se ofrece asistencia adicional al ser solicitada.
Línea de Comunicación de la Diócesis de Houma-Thibodaux
Número de teléfono (985) 873-0026.
Vea el detallado procedimiento de informes en: www.htdiocese.org.
Haga clic en Safe Environment y luego S.E. Forms and Links.

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What Is “Relational Bullying”?


Relational bullying is unwarranted, persistent, unwelcome behavior in the form of criticism, isolation, or fabricated allegations that can damage relationships.  Examples include social exclusion (“You can’t be with us”), spreading rumors (Did you hear…?”), and withholding friendship (“I won’t be your friend if you…”).  Though relational bullying can often seem ambiguous to outside observers and often garners less attention than physical bullying or verbal bullying, it should not be discounted simply as normal, adolescent behavior.  In fact, several recent studies suggest relational bullying is more strongly related to emotional distress and teen depression than any other form of bullying.  Make sure your child’s school does not tolerate such behavior among its students. www.pacer.org/bullying.

For tools you can use to address bullying, go to the website of the National Center for Bullying Prevention: