Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible – especially when the wrongdoer is affiliated with the church. The VIRTUS program assists the church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the church and society in general. We, the Diocese of St. Augustine, seek to achieve this lofty goal through our child sexual abuse prevention program –Protecting God’s Children (PGC).
Who Should Attend
If you are a member of the clergy, a diocesan employee (staff and ministries), or a volunteer who has contact with children and youth, you are required to attend one program. Please contact your pastor, principal or director who will put you in touch with a facilitator to assist you with registration.
Diocesan Coordinator of Protecting God’s Children Training
Deacon Pat Goin, Vice Chancellor
(904) 262-3200, ext. 125
Click here to view schedule of classes available
If there is not a PGC class convenient for you on the list of scheduled workshops, please contact your local parish/school Safe Environment contact to inquire about scheduling a class locally.