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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

 

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 

 Safe Environment 

SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP SHELTON FABRE


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

 

A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP SHELTON FABRE


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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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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DID YOU KNOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking To Your Child About Sexting

 

Many youth believe that anything that they want to do with their bodies and their phones is their business. Youth enjoy the privacy and freedom that cell phones give them from their parents or guardians.  But when they use that freedom and their cell phones to explore their budding sexuality, it’s easy to understand why 1 in 5 teens (13 – 19) reported having sent a sexually suggestive image or message.  However, when youth engage in sexting, the sending or posting of nude or partially nude images of minors, the law takes a very different view.

 

Help your children avoid the potential life consequences of sexting by learning more about the issue.  Talk to them early and often about how digital information and images may travel very far, very quickly.  (Discussion starters:  Have you ever received a sexual message or naked picture on your cell phone?  Has anyone ever asked or pressured you to send a nude or sexual picture?  Do you think it’s OK to send “sexy” messages or images? Why?  What could happen to you if you send or forward a sexual text message or naked picture with your cell phone?  How likely is it that images and messages intended for one person will be seen by others?)

 

Make it absolutely clear to youth that the moment they send a digital image of themselves from their cell phone, they completely lose control of what happens to it next.

 

TIPS TO PREVENT SEXTING

 

THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES of taking, sending or forwarding a sexual picture of someone underage, even if it’s of you.  You could get kicked off of sports teams, face humiliation, lose educational opportunities, and even get in trouble with the law.

 

NEVER TAKE images of yourself that you wouldn’t want everyone – your classmates, your teachers, your family, or your employees – to see.

 

BEFORE HITTING SEND remember that you can’t control where this image may travel.  What you send to a boyfriend or girlfriend could easily end up with their friends, and their friends, and their friends…

 

IF YOU FORWARD a sexual picture of someone underage, you are as responsible for this image as the original sender.  You could face child pornography charges, go to jail, and have to register as a sex offender.

 

REPORT any nude pictures you receive on your cell phone to an adult you trust.  Do not delete the message.  Instead, get your parents or guardians, teachers, and school counselors involved immediately.

 

For more resources, visit www.NetSmartz.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking To Your Child About Sexting

 

Many youth believe that anything that they want to do with their bodies and their phones is their business. Youth enjoy the privacy and freedom that cell phones give them from their parents or guardians.  But when they use that freedom and their cell phones to explore their budding sexuality, it’s easy to understand why 1 in 5 teens (13 – 19) reported having sent a sexually suggestive image or message.  However, when youth engage in sexting, the sending or posting of nude or partially nude images of minors, the law takes a very different view.

 

Help your children avoid the potential life consequences of sexting by learning more about the issue.  Talk to them early and often about how digital information and images may travel very far, very quickly.  (Discussion starters:  Have you ever received a sexual message or naked picture on your cell phone?  Has anyone ever asked or pressured you to send a nude or sexual picture?  Do you think it’s OK to send “sexy” messages or images? Why?  What could happen to you if you send or forward a sexual text message or naked picture with your cell phone?  How likely is it that images and messages intended for one person will be seen by others?)

 

Make it absolutely clear to youth that the moment they send a digital image of themselves from their cell phone, they completely lose control of what happens to it next.

 

TIPS TO PREVENT SEXTING

 

THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES of taking, sending or forwarding a sexual picture of someone underage, even if it’s of you.  You could get kicked off of sports teams, face humiliation, lose educational opportunities, and even get in trouble with the law.

 

NEVER TAKE images of yourself that you wouldn’t want everyone – your classmates, your teachers, your family, or your employees – to see.

 

BEFORE HITTING SEND remember that you can’t control where this image may travel.  What you send to a boyfriend or girlfriend could easily end up with their friends, and their friends, and their friends…

 

IF YOU FORWARD a sexual picture of someone underage, you are as responsible for this image as the original sender.  You could face child pornography charges, go to jail, and have to register as a sex offender.

 

REPORT any nude pictures you receive on your cell phone to an adult you trust.  Do not delete the message.  Instead, get your parents or guardians, teachers, and school counselors involved immediately.

 

For more resources, visit www.NetSmartz.org