Protecting God's Children
Protecting God’s Children ® for Adults is a training program conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. This training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God’s Children ™ and A Plan to Protect God’s Children ™. Policies and procedures are incorporated into the training defining child sexual abuse, addressing the reporting of child sexual abuse, the screening and selection of employees and volunteers, and victim advocacy.
All volunteers and employees in our parish who either have direct contact or even the potential of coming into contact with your children have had criminal background checks and have attended the VIRTUS training program.