Training for Minors
For minors enrolled in diocesan schools, catechetical and youth ministry programs, and any other programs designed for minors and sponsored by diocesan entities (e.g. altar servers, Knights of Columbus Squires etc...), the “Teaching Safety" Virtus™ program is required annually.
Age appropriate training materials K through 12 used for minors and approved by the Diocese include materials pertaining to personal boundaries, proper touch, proper relationships, bullying, and harassment.
Materials are available through the Office of Catechetical Ministry, Office of Ministry with Young Catholics and Office of Catholic Schools or directly from Virtus – www.virtus.org
Teens Volunteering with Minors in a supervisory role (14 to 17) must complete teen required training with materials available through the Office of Child and Youth Protection.