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Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program

In accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People all diocesan employees, clergy, religious, teachers, staff, and all volunteers who regularly or routinely work with children or youth participate in a Protecting God’s Children for Adults training session. The link below connects to the Virtus website listing of currently scheduled training sessions within the Diocese of Richmond. To register for one of the sessions, click the Start Registration button. You will be prompted to create a user id and password. Follow the prompts to continue the registration process. After entering your personal information, a drop down function will enable you to select a Diocese of Richmond training center location/date/time. Continue to follow instructions as indicated to complete the pre-registration process. The Protecting God’s Children for Adults session is not recommended for those under the age of 18. Childcare is not available unless noted on the session listing. There is no charge for this training.

Boundaries Module for Youth Who are Employees or Assisting/Volunteers

The Diocese of Richmond values the contribution of teenagers employed or who serve in volunteer assignments. To ensure the safety of children and young people, prior to starting their assignment, teenagers are to complete an online VIRTUS training module – Boundaries Module for Youth Who are Employees or Assisting/Volunteers. This training module is highly encouraged for teen volunteers, but is mandatory for teen employees. To register for this training, parents/guardians of the youth employee or volunteer are required to click on the following link to register and receive an authorization code to allow their teenager to register and complete the training program.  https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_2.cfm?theme=0&org=18860

Protecting God’s Children for Adults Facilitator Training

The Office of Safe Environment is grateful for our VIRTUS facilitators, who graciously offer their time to facilitate the Protecting God’s Children for Adults program. Due to this commitment our employees and volunteers are better equipped to identify, report, and prevent child sexual abuse. In preparation for the role of a facilitator, all individuals must complete the Protecting God’s Children for Adults Facilitator Training

Facilitator Information

To register for VIRTUS Training click  Start Registration 

For additional questions, please contact:

The Office of Safe Environment (804) 622-5175