Protecting God's Children

Protecting God's Children Program

The Protecting God’s Children™  Program for Adults was purchased to educate every priest, employee, and volunteer who works with children about the harms of child sexual abuse and what they can do to prevent it.  The Safe Environment Coordinator organizes the training sessions as well as administers the web-based online system that tracks who has been trained.  The system provides follow-up information and reinforcement to facilitators and to participants who have been trained. 

            TheProtecting God’s Children™ program is a three-hour video presentation. Any adult volunteer who comes into contact with children for more that 15 hours a year is required to attend this program. 

             The times and the locations of the training programs can be found at the Diocese’s website at, by clicking on “Protection of Youth,” then “Protecting God’s Children™ Workshops.”

            Attendance at one of the training sessions listed on the Calendar of Upcoming Protection God’s Children™ Workshops requires PRE-registration at the number associated with the particular workshop indicated on the Calendar.


To view the Calendar of Upcoming Protecting God's Children Workshops: Click Here
To view Protecting God's Children Program Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here
If you have attended a session and would like to sign on for your internet bulletins: Click Here
Link to VIRTUS online: Click Here