Safe Environment

The Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People mandates that all ministers, employees, and volunteers who have a meaningful contact with children and young people should undergo training in the detection, prevention, and reporting of child abuse. The Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program provides this training through regional workshops entitled Protecting God's Children. We offer regular training sessions here at St. Clare's.  Please consult the parish bulletin for specific information about training classes.
Virtus Video Training (3 hours) for any paid employee/staff of the school, pre-school, or parish community or those with regular contact with minors.

Safer Spaces Training (1 hour) for coaches, catechists, parents, and any parish volunteers.

Background Authorization Form  Click here to download this important document, which must be returned to Mrs. Victoria Kormanik at the rectory BEFORE participating in any Safe Environment training.


Next Safer Spaces Training Sessions:

  • Pre registration is absolutely necessary.  
  • Please call (718) 984-7873 at least 3 days prior.
  • Safer Spaces Training is 1 hour in length
  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Locations will be announced pending size of the groups.
  • Participants must submit a background authorization form prior to participating in a class.

Next Virtus (3 hour) Training Schedule:

Click here to visit Virtus Online; and complete the registration process.