New Child Protection Program:
New Child Protection Program:
All people who intend to work or volunteer in any of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati parishes, schools, or institutions, must attend a VIRTUS® Child Awareness Session for the Decree on Child Protection before you are approved to work with children.
Effective June 18, 2012, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has substantially changed the way it conducts training for its Decree on Child Protection. All training sessions on the Decree will now be known as VIRTUS® Child Awareness Sessions. Each Child Awareness Session will last 3 – 4 hours. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in the sessions.
The Decree on Child Protection has been updated beginning July 1, 2013.
This update immediately impacts all of us who work and volunteer with children.
The Decree must be followed fully!
Here is a link to the Decree in PDF format:
Click here for the Decree
Please sign the acknowledgement and return to Kristen Ricker as soon as possible. Again, she must have the signed acknowledgement in order for you to work/volunteer with children here at St. Charles Borromeo.
Click here for the Acknowledgement Form
A special note for all coaches:
Rosters must be turned in to the parish office for Fr. Dan’s signature a week in advance!
This is due to the requirement for us to check all the names included in the paperwork, and have Fr. Dan sign after the names have been verified.
NOTE: Those who have been through the “previous” Child Protection Classes (and it is verified via our audit report), do not need to attend the new Virtus training yet. All who have been trained under the previous system are “grandfathered in” but the new training must be completed by June 30th of 2014. More information will follow…
Per Archdiocesan mandate, no late arrivals will be admitted. No children under the age of 18 years and not yet graduated from high school will be admitted. You must be present for the entire session or you will be asked to attend another training session. A minimum of 8 attendees required for this session to occur.
Those new volunteers who need training must attend the new Virtus training.
Upcoming date for VIRTUS Training near St. Charles:
Tuesday, May 17 at 6:00 pm at St. Luke
Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 pm at St. Albert the Great
To register for the VIRTUS Training Session (Child Protection Course)
Go to http://www.virtus.org
Select begin registration
Select your organization: Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Create User ID and Password, click continue
Provide all information requested, click continue
Select primary location where you work, click continue
Select additional if necessary, such as the church you attend as a parishioner
Select your role (all that apply), click continue
Answer yes/no question
Click I have read and agree to child protection decree
Click no because you have not attended
Click on the training session with my name for St. Charles Borromeo on the date you wish to attend.
A message should come up that you have completed registration.