Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Protecting God's Children Classes & Mandated Reporter Training Sessions

Protecting God’s Children –  "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. 
The Protecting God’s Children™ program is a three-hour video presentation. Any adult volunteer who comes into contact with children is required to attend this program. Workshops require PRE-registration. Past attendees are eligible to sign up for ongoing bulletins from Virtus." (Description/info from the Diocesan website)

There are currently several opportunities within the Lehigh Valley to attend a PGC Workshop. A complete list of scheduled workshops can be found on the Diocesan website calendar.  

For the Mandated Reporter Training, visit the following website:  www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu.   Simply register to begin the course requirements. You do not have to do this training session in one sitting. The site allows you to come back and begin where you left off.

 

You also have the option of attending a LIVE Mandated Reporter Training session, provided by the Diocese.

These Mandated Reporter Trainings are open for all those who do not wish to complete the training online. The meetings are three hours in length and requires registration at 610.332.0442 (x2016). Please leave your name, which will be confirmation of your registration. There will be a fee at the door for materials. Please visit the Diocesan website calendar for a full list of available sessions: http://www.allentowndiocese.org/calendar/

BACK TO SCHOOL!

School starts in our area on Monday, August 26th! Please be alert for bus traffic & pedestrians wherever you commute. And, remember all of the students, faculty & staff in your prayers!

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