Pandemic / Fall 2020 Information:
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN TRAINING DURING THE PANDEMIC
Due to the current restrictions and health concerns presented by the pandemic, we have made the following temporary adjustments to our adult child protection training requirements:
All employees and all volunteers who may have contact with children continue to be required to complete Protecting God’s Children training. Due to our current inability to gather together for live trainings, volunteers can currently meet this requirement through participation in two online trainings: VIRTUS online PGC training and Massachusetts online Mandated Reporter training.
To complete the online PGC training, volunteers should go to: www.virtusonline.org.
1. Click on “First time registrant
2. On the next page click on “Begin the registration process”
3.Select “Boston” from the drop down list of dioceses
4.Complete the registration process
Once registration is complete you will be directed to an online PGC training through VIRTUS.
Upon completion of that training, individuals will be directed to a link to an additional online training on mandated reporting in Massachusetts. Both online trainings must be completed to be in compliance with child protection requirements.
The mandated reporter training can be found at http://51a.middlesexcac.org/.
Copies of the mandated reported certificates should be sent to Michelle Gee at MGee@rcab.org. It is not necessary to submit a copy of the PGC certificate to the Archdiocese.
Billerica Catholic participants: please send a copy of your Virtus certificate and the Mandated Reporter Certificates to Tony Carbrello, CAP Team Coordinator, at CAPTeam.firstname.lastname@example.org
|Protecting God’s Children / Virtus Participant Folder Handouts||Click here for Mandated Reporter Contact Information for the Catholic Community of Billerica||Click here for the current CORI Form
(to be used only in the Catholic Community of Billerica)
– please print two-sided
Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) Training
In the Catholic Community of Billerica, are doing all we can to establish a safe environment. This includes having all our adult volunteers trained in the Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) program. This one-time training will provide useful information to protect our children and vulnerable adults by equipping those trained to establish safe environments, raise your awareness of the signs of abuse, and what responsibilities you may have legally as a mandated reporter (as one who volunteers in our community).
You may attend the training within the Billerica Collaborative, or attend a training at another parish if it is more convenient for your schedule. Please notify the Catholic Community of Billerica when you have completed this training outside of our collaborative, so we may update our records. Bring a copy of your training certificate, that you will receive at the conclusion of your training, to the Billerica Catholic Religious Education Office, or the St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish Office at One Grace Avenue in Billerica Center (behind St. Theresa Church).
In the process of updating our records, we found a number of volunteers for whom we do not have your training on file. If you believe you completed this training, please contact Tony at 978-667-3733 x445 so together we can verify your attendance.
Thank you for your attention to this important training and to ensure that our records are accurate.
Upcoming Training Dates in Billerica: to be determined.
Please call Tony at 978-667-3733 x445 for more information.
Use the link below to view and sign up for a Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) training in Billerica:
Upcoming Training Dates Near Billerica (sign up through VirtusOnline.org – see directions below):
Due to the pandemic, there are no trainings scheduled at this time.