Protecting God’s Children Awareness for Adults

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Virtus Existing Users Recertification Instructions

To Register Online with Virtus if you are a new user.

Summary of Instructions for Certification and Recertification

View the Diocesan 2020 Safe Environments Handbook


Contact Mrs. Darlene Rabito at

According to Diocesan requirements, every currently active volunteer in our parish must have received Virtus training. For more information continue reading or please contact our Safe Environments Coordinator, Mrs. Darlene Rabito at

Protecting God’s Children® for Adults

Protecting God’s Children® for Adults is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God’s Children™ and A Plan to Protect God’s Children™. The facilitators incorporate policies and procedures into the training defining child sexual abuse, addressing the reporting of child sexual abuse, the screening and selection of employees and volunteers, and victim advocacy. 

To sign up for any session offered in the Diocese of Bridgeport visit

It is very important that you choose Diocese of Bridgeport when registering online for training. 

Some tips for new users before you visit the Virtus site:

New Users: Click “Registration”

Returning users enter your username and password to login. Do not create a new account. If you have forgotten your username and password contact Darlene Rabito at

Choose Diocese of Bridgeport