Safe Environment (VIRTUS)

All ministries in a parish, who wish to volunteer or participate, must be VIRTUS trained.

For more information, please visit the FW Diocese website for a list of classes. https://fwdioc.org/training-sessions

If you need assistance signing up for a class, contact Ana Mancilla, [email protected]

 

Initial, Protecting God’s Children for Adults (PGC)

Protecting God’s Children for Adults (PGC) is the initial course that replaced the previous Keeping Children’s Safe program.  This session normally lasts around 3.5 hours and requires a Volunteer Application, which authorizes a background check and Code of Conduct Acknowledgement.  Certification expires after 2 years.

Renewal, Keeping the Promise Alive for Adults (KPA)

Keeping the Promise Alive for Adults (KPA), is a renewal course that can be taken after you have successfully taken the Initial Protecting God’s Children for Adults (PGC).  This session normally lasts around 2 hours and requires a new Code of Conduct Acknowledgement to be signed.  As with PGC, this certification also expires every 2 years.  Background checks are taken every 5 years.

Teen Leader Training (13-17 years)

This training is for any teen that would like to volunteer for any event or ministry in our parish.  The session usually lasts for 3 hours.  Parent signature required.  Certification expires after 3 years.

Empowering God's Children (PK/K-12th)

When you enrolled your child(ren) for the current formation year, 2021-2022, you were informed of our program and asked whether or not you would give your consent for your child(ren) to participate in this class. The material in the program is founded on the principles of appropriate relationship boundaries in the broader context of Christian values and virtues, and each lesson is developmentally appropriate for the specific age group.  Each lesson includes content with simple and fun activities that reinforce the message.

If you choose to op-out, you were given a form to sign.  Our class was originally scheduled for Sun 10/10 and Wed 10/13.  Due to changes in our Formation program, we had to push out our class to Sun 10/24 and Wed 10/27.  For more information on the Empowering God’s Children® program, visit the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth website at https://fwdioc.org/empowering-gods-children.  If you have  questions regarding the Children's program, please feel free to contact Anna Boyles, Director of Religious Education or Ana Mancilla, Safe Environment Coordinator.