PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN " is a three-hour workshop designed to provide factual information about child sexual abuse in organizational settings. By providing participants with and understanding of abuse, they will be able to actively participate in prevention efforts.
A step-by-step process to prevent child sexual abuse in organizational settings is outlined and discussed. This nation-wide program was developed after careful analysis of situations that have occurred in churches and church-related programs of many faiths.
In addition to participating in the workshop, all church employees--both lay and religious-- and volunteers who work with children must undergo a criminal background check. All catechists, hall monitors, principals ,and adult classroom aides must participate in this program.
The Faith Formation Office strongly recommends that all parents of school age children participate in "Protecting God's Children"
For more information, log on to VIRTUS.ORG
Please check Virtus.org for available up-coming workshop dates, or contact Claire Liberato at 201-791-1616 x 224.
Step 1: Register
Step 2: READ THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK POLICIES ON PROFESSIONAL AND MINISTERIAL CONDUCT
Step 3: Sign and return Code of Ethics form
Step 4: Complete, sign and return Volunteer Application
Step 5: Attend the Protecting God's Children workshop. Upon completion submit certificate of completion to Claire Liberato.
Thank you for working with our most valuable asset...our children! If you have any additional questions, please contact Claire Liberato at 201-791-1616 ext 224
Archdiocese of Newark Protection of the Faithful Office
AWARENESS IS ONE STEP TOWARDS PREVENTION