[Up to June 30, 2015, we have provided 467 of these sessions, and 8,113 adults have been trained.] During the past 12 years, VIRTUS has updated its 3-hour training program at least two times, and now the program is much improved and also addresses technology and Internet safety. During these past two years we have been collaborating with VIRTUS in their development of an on-line re-certification training, in English and in Spanish, and they have now completed their project. Thus, everyone who has already taken the initial 3-hour PGC program for adults prior to July 1, 2011 must be re-certified within the next 4 months (no later than Feb. Before you can access the on-line re-certification session, you will first have to set up an individual account.), click on the “Safe Environment” tab and then click on the link to the left named “VIRTUS Re-certification” This will take you to a link to the sign-in screen.] Select a username and a password and write them down in a secure place, so you can access them for future use.Communication includes talking with your child, listening to your child, and learning all you can about your child’s world.
However, don’t forget to tell your child that if someone shows him or her pornography, speaks to him or her in a sexually explicit manner, or tells sexually explicit jokes, your child can tell you and will not be in trouble because of seeing or hearing something he or she knew was wrong.
This is an important point, and one you must affirm repeatedly in order to foster your child’s comfort in disclosing this information to you.
Learn Learn about things in your child’s world that a molester could use as access points.
For example, most children are computer literate at an early age.
Listen If we listen to what our children say, we can hear clues that someone is teaching them sexually explicit language or showing them sex-related materials.
Children might blurt out language that indicates they know words that they should not know or use.
Then, select “First time registrant” and proceed as prompted in the registration process.
Once you are registered, the on-line training module will appear.] takes approximately one hour.
You may hear your younger children using sexual language when playing with their friends.
One of the most valuable resources available to a parent for finding out what’s happening in his or her child’s life is “car talk”.
For other questions, pastors, principals, and parish/school secretaries may contact: Sr.