Studies show that 1 in 5 females and 1 in 10 males will endure sexual abuse before reaching adulthood. This abuse can be prevented. Usually, there are signs that a situation is dangerous before abuse actually occurs. If our community works together to notice and respond to such signs, we can prevent child sexual abuse. How do I learn to notice them?
Protecting God’ Children (PGC), also known as Virtus, is a one-time, three-hour class that gives valuable tools to adults who wish to learn how to notice and prevent child sexual abuse. All parish volunteers are required to take this course, but even if you do not volunteer or work for the parish, we would like to encourage all parishioners to
consider participating in this important program. It will give you valuable insights that could help children here at the parish or in your own life. It is free of charge.
Sacred Hearts is pleased to announce two in-person PGC trainings coming up in the lower level of Sacred Hearts:
Wednesday, February 1st | 6-9pm
Thursday, February 9th | 9am-12pm
To register, please visit virtusonline.org
To create an account, click “first time registrant,”
and follow the prompts to sign-up for one of the classes here at Sacred Hearts (or, if you prefer, another location if it better suits your schedule)
To attend, you must pre-register.
We are not able to welcome walk-ins.
Please contact the office at 978-373-1281 if you need
assistance with registration.
Thank you for helping us Protect God’s precious children