VIRTUS Volunteer Class
If you plan on volunteering or chaperoning any field trip at St. Mary School or Preschool this year, and have not previously attended this training in the required time frame, please plan on attending our VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children for Adults Class.
Protecting God’s Children for Adults® is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The 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™. The facilitators incorporate polices and procedures 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.