The following are required trainings for clergy, employees and adults who volunteer of the Archdiocese of Chicago:
Protecting God’s Children for Adults™/Virtus Training
Protecting God's Children for Adults is a training conducted by certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training educates participants on the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and how to prevent it. Please click here to register and for more information.
Mandated Reporter Training
Provides adults mandated by state law and Archdiocesan policy to report suspected child abuse and neglect with information on how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect. This requirement includes school personnel, clergy, DREs/CREs, catechists, youth ministers and coaches. Please click here to register and for more information.
As part of the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People, the Archdiocese of Chicago requires its parishes and schools to provide valuable training to children and youth in schools and programs annually. Please click here for current programs, requirements and forms.