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
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.