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Conversations about L.I.F.E. Introductory Session On Loving Relationships and Safe Environments (English & Spanish)

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Conversations about L.I.F.E. Introductory Session
On Loving Relationships and Safe Environments (English & Spanish)

This simple session gives parents and guardians the tools they need to begin a conversation with their children—from pre-school through high school—about relationships, sex, and sexual abuse. This is not a virtual event facilitated by parish leaders, but an event that parents can easily lead all on their own. Share this first step in a process for helping their children to understand and navigate the ever-changing world of relationships.

As a next step, consider the full Conversations about L.I.F.E. program, an affordable, once-a-year, whole family program facilitated by parish leaders. It empowers families to talk more deeply about these issues in an age-appropriate way.

Handouts are provided in both English & Spanish.


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Format: eResource
Product code: LIFE30
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 46 pages
The Pastoral Center
Written by Sr. Kieran Sawyer, SSND and Dr. Kathie Amidei


Dr. Kathie Amidei has served for many years as Pastoral Associate at St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Before that she was the associate director for Catechesis and Child Ministry for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and served in a number of parishes as primary teacher and director of religious education. She holds a B.S. in Education, an M.A. in Theology, and a Doctorate in Education and Leadership. A national speaker and writer, she offers many presentations and workshops for catechists and catechetical leaders in parishes and dioceses.

Kathie is a wife, mom, and grandmother. She lives with her husband, Jim, in Nashotah, WI. She enjoys being with her family, exploring how people learn, and encouraging growth in faith. Her passion is to help families engage in their journey of faith in meaningful and practical ways and to infuse parish catechetical ministry with effective and relevant programming.

She has written or contributed to: 

  • Forming Families: a Faith Resource on Catholic Identity (OSV, 2019)
  • From Generation to Generation: A Case Study on Factors in Faith Community Impacting Faith Development, (Doctoral Dissertation, 2012)
  • Generations Together: Caring, Praying, Learning, Celebrating and Serving Faithfully (Lifelong Faith Associates, 2013)
  • The Journey: A Guide for Persons, Partners, and Parents (R&R Communications, 2013)

View all resources by Dr. Kathie Amidei