The Protecting God’s Children training program for adults is a three-hour awareness session that instructs adults on how to protect children, and that it succeeds only because of a continuous awareness and vigilance on the part of each of us. This awareness session helps us to know and understand the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Questions regarding the VIRTUS® program should be directed to the pastor at 251-0475 or the principal at 251-0480.
The VIRTUS® program assists the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the Church and society in general.
This is a reminder that all volunteers in Catholic Schools must attend VIRTUS training. This includes any parent who will have any interaction with a child in a Catholic school. After attending the class, the only other requirement is to register online that you attended.
ALL parents will be required to go through VIRTUS training in order for their child to attend Holy Name Catholic School. Parents will need to have their training completed prior to July/August registration. This policy went into effect during the start of the 2012-2013 school year.