For more information regarding the Safe and Sacred program contact: Peggy Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 826-6000 ext 162
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has initiated a convenient new on-line training program for adults on protecting children from harm. The training builds awareness of how to recognize and report physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and child sexual abuse. Safe and Sacred replaces the VIRTUS program and offers broader content and easier access to training. The training is available in English and Spanish 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at www.safeandsacred-archindy.org It takes about 45 minutes to complete and can be done in parts. As of August 1, 2013 all new clergy, employees and volunteers who have contact with children must complete the Safe and Sacred program before beginning ministry, work, or volunteer service.
Current clergy, employees and volunteers will recertify starting in January 2014.