Protecting God’s Children, developed by the Virtus organization, is a comprehensive sexual abuse prevention and education program that the Diocese of Portland, along with 50 other Diorceses, has adopted and provides to all diocesan and parish employees and volunteers who work with children.
All parish and diocesan employees are required to complete this course and submit to a background check as a term of employment.
Volunteers over the age of 18, who work with children on a continuing basis must also fulfill the same requirements.
Attendance allows participants to be both aware of the problem and to understand the plan the diocese has to prevent child sexual abuse.
Select the link below for mor information from the Diocese of Portland website.