All adult volunteers who would like to help in any way this year (as a room
parent, field trip chaperone, at class parties, or with any regular
classroom activities...) need to take the Protecting God's Children session
and get a background check.
The PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN®Program
Most organizations that work with children have some sort of child safety program. Through the Protecting God’s Children program, we maximize those efforts by helping churches and religious organizations refine their roles as child-safe environments and empowering caring adults to protect children.1
Training Adults To Protect Children
We begin by making adults of the Church that interact with children aware of how to protect children. Our Protecting God’s Children program for adults is a three-hour live awareness session instructing adults of the Church that to protect children you must have continuous awareness and vigilance. This awareness session makes trainees understand the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse.1
All volunteers for St Matthias athletics programs are required to have completed the Protecting God's Children program and to provide the completion date of the program. Additionally, all volunteers for St Matthias athletics programs are required to have completed a background check and provide the completion date of the background check.
for a video overview of theProtecting God's Children®
to register for aProtecting God's Children®
session or to view a list of sessions.