VIRTUS - Excellence builds trust
To sign up for any session offered in the Diocese of Bridgeport visit http://www.virtus.org/virtus. It is very important that you choose Diocese of Bridgeport when registering online for training.
Some tips for new users before you visit the Virtus site:
New Users: Click “Registration”
Returning users: Enter your username and password to login. Do not create a new account. If you have forgotten your username and password contact Samantha Saraniti at email@example.com
According to Diocesan requirements, every currently active volunteer in our parish must have received: VIRTUS Training <---- click link to get started
Virtus is designed to teach people
• How to protect children
• How to teach children to protect themselves
• How to report suspected crimes against children
• Where to report suspected crimes (call when, what organization, who)
• Trains to notice signs children/teens display if they have been abused or are in fear (Warning signs)
Protecting God’s Children® for Adults is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse.
Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God’s Children™ and A Plan to Protect God’s Children™. The facilitators incorporate policies and procedures into the training defining child sexual abuse, addressing the reporting of child sexual abuse, the screening and selection of employees and volunteers, and victim advocacy.
Kidsmartz is also a help to families and has cute videos for children. https://www.kidsmartz.org.