[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.
The on-line re-certification session is intended only for those who have already completed the 3-hour in-person PGC training for adults and who have to be re-certified within 5 years.
If there are technical questions about the registration process or the on-line re-certification module, or if you have difficulties accessing the on-line training, you are to contact: the VIRTUS Helpdesk number: 888-847-8870.
Then, select “First time registrant” and proceed as prompted in the registration process.
Listen to what they say to each other in your presence and you can identify clues that someone is bringing pornography and/or sexually explicit language into your child’s world.
The child molester knows this behavior will not be tolerated. So, how can parents recognize when someone is using these tools to trap their child?
Communication is key to learning whether an adult who interacts with your child is grooming your child through the use of sexually explicit material and language.
For anyone age 18 or older who has not already attended Sessions in English Please pre-register for the session at least 5 days in advance of the scheduled date, at the phone number provided. Since then, locally trained facilitators have been conducting these 3-hour training sessions in various locations throughout the diocese.
for Adults (PGC) in our diocese in October, 2003, many clergy, employees, and volunteers throughout the diocese were trained by a VIRTUS representative over a period of three days.