Protecting God's Children
Archdiocesan guidelines require that all volunteers over the age of 18 ~ catechists, coaches, chaperones, homeless volunteers, scout leaders, retreat volunteers, etc. who have not taken this course to do so in order to volunteer.
To register for Protecting God's Children classes offered
throughout the diocese please click here.
- Complete an application (click here to download a copy)
- Read “Archdiocesan Policies with respect to Conduct with Minors and certain Reporting Obligations” (click here to download a copy)
- Sign an acknowledgement form for the policies (click here to download a copy)
- Attend a Protecting God’s Children Workshop (Visit http://www.rcan.org/charter/index.htm for a complete schedule of Protecting God's Children Workshops in our area)
FIRST TIME ATTENDING A WORKSHOP? You must pre-register at www.virtusonline.org. Select the Newark (Archdiocese). When prompted, you must indicate in the "LOCATION" that you'll be volunteering at St. Helen Church.
How to Report Abuse: The Archdiocese of Newark takes very seriously any and all allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese. We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform us immediately so that we may take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse. Individuals who wish to report an allegation of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection at (201) 407-3256.If you have already taken Protecting God's Children please go to virtusonline.org for continuing education.
The Protecting God’s Children Workshop provides sexual abuse awareness training. This workshop is helpful whether you are a teacher, parent, grandparent, neighbor, coach, scout leader or friend of a child. Everyone should be aware of the warning signs of child abuse.