Safe Environment

Providing training for safe environment and awareness is a vital element of programs in the Church. For more in-depth information on the mission and programs offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago, please go to its Safe Environment web site.  Please continue reading for information about Chicago’s required sexual abuse awareness training workshops, VIRTUS.

VIRTUS Programs
In-depth information about VIRTUS, Chicago’s Safe Environment program consisting of one required sexual abuse awareness training workshop for all parish/school clergy, staff and volunteers in Chicago, can be found at the link below.  Please note that to attend the VIRTUS safe environment courses, individuals must pre-register.  Walk-in registrations will no longer be accepted in VIRTUS workshops: 

To view a list of sessions or begin registration click here

Learn more about:

VIRTUS "Protecting God's Children" (PGC) Workshop 

A registration tutorial follows:
Click here to watch a brief video tutorial on the VIRTUS pre-registration process.

Resources

http://www.childrenmatternetwork.org/            Children Matter Network (resources for parents and caregivers)

http://www.healinggardenchicago.org/             Healing Garden

http://www.protectandhealchicago.org/            Protect & Heal