The Diocese of Jackson uses Called to Protect by Praesidium, Inc. as the initial safe environment training to train clergy, religious, lay employees and volunteers about safe environments. The complete Called to ProtectTM series includes four parts, including the first-ever program specifically for Catholic middle- and high-school aged youths, and an innovative new program for elementary-aged children based on the latest child development research. Praesidium experts carefully developed the content and conducted extensive nationwide field testing to ensure that each part is informative, well-received, and effective.
As a part of the ongoing efforts for the Diocese of Jackson Protection of Children Program, all volunteers and employees will have access to monthly VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training bulletins. The online bulletin format will require ongoing safe environment training for all clergy, religious, employees and volunteers who have significant contact with children and young people. Users will receive monthly email reminders from VIRTUS Online when a bulletin is available, which is within the first full week of each month.
Once a user logs in to https://www.virtus.org, sign-in with your username and password. You will have access to read the training bulletin within the training tab. You will be required to answer a multiple-choice question after you have read the bulletin. When you answer the question, submit the answer to update the Diocese of Jackson Protection of Children Database.
The training bulletins are also accessible in Spanish by clicking on “ESPANOL: ACESSO O INSCRIPCION” at https://www.virtus.org and logging in with your user ID and unique password.
We hope you find the training bulletins informative. And, thank you for your continued participation in the Diocese of Jackson Protection of Children Program.