The diocese has selected the VIRTUS platform (see www.virtusonline.org) as the curriculum platform that will meet its learning objectives to promote awareness and understanding of how to maintain a safe environment. Specifically, the diocese has selected the VIRTUS course entitled “Protecting God’s Children for Adults.” The diocese has licensed this VIRTUS course from The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. for use by the diocese, the parishes and their schools.
A parish/school tracks and assigns VIRTUS training to its employees, contractors and volunteers for whom the Safe Environment Policy requires this training. The diocese does likewise for clergy, religious and diocesan employees.
An adult is required to complete the assigned VIRTUS course at the time of his or her initial service and at least every five (5) years while active.
An adult completes the VIRTUS course in a self-study format, accessing the curriculum online by clicking here.