Virtus training sessions, which take only one evening, teaches adults how to protect children from sexual abuse. Training builds awareness of the signs of child sexual abuse, methods by which offenders abuse, and five easy steps to prevent it. Awareness and education can be major steps in identifying potential abuse and can help in minimizing its long term effects. Our diocese requires that all who work in ministries dealing with children, complete this training, which is offered at our parish. All volunteers must complete Virtus Training, submit required background check, and adhere to signed policy. For additional information and to obtain required policy, please contact Kitty Brown at 304-422-6786.