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The VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children for Adults Workshop (PGCA) is a 3-hour session including 2 videos and facilitated discussions focusing on the prevention of abuse and the protection of children. Participants learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms that an adult is a potential risk of harm to children and how to know that a child is being abused or exploited in some way. In addition, they will learn about steps that the faith community can take to create a safe environment for all God’s children and how to respond when adults behave in a way that raises concerns. This workshop credit is valid for 5 years. After 5 years employees/volunteers will need to take the VIRTUS Keeping the Promise Alive Refresher Workshop.
Keeping the Promise Alive for Adults Refresher Workshop
Keeping the Promise Alive is a 1.5 hour session with 1 video that is taken by employees/volunteers after 5 years of taking the Protecting God’s Children® program. It provides ongoing awareness for the prevention of child sexual abuse. The material covered in Keeping the Promise Alive is designed to identify and reinforce the lessons of the original Protecting God’s Children program by clarifying some of the more challenging aspects of the sessions and strengthening the participants’ ability to recognize risky adults in their environments and take action to intervene in potentially threatening situations.
For questions email our VIRTUS coordinator.
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PGCA Workshop Schedule & Registration
The workshops are scheduled monthly at various parishes and locations across the Archdiocese. In order to attend a workshop, complete the following steps:
The Promise Alive Workshop
Schedule and Registration
(Only to be taken 5 years after completion of a PGCA session)