Protecting God's Children
All faculty, staff, substitutes, and volunteers must hold current Protecting God's Children certification.
As stated on the Virtus website: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/preview_pgc.cfm, the word virtus derives from Latin, and means valor, moral strength, excellence, and worth. In ancient times, virtus denoted a way of life and manner of behavior that always aspired to the highest, most positive attributes of people and aspects of human interaction.
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. The facilitators incorporate policies 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. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.