The VIRTUS® Programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all. The training programs, including the Protecting God’s Children® and Protecting All Children™ awareness programs, are comprehensive and multi-dimensional incorporating proven best practice standards for the “prevention” of child sexual abuse.
The awareness programs incorporate instructor-led and online training, train-the-facilitator education, awareness videos, and continuing education through web-based training.
The awareness training instructs adults to understand the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child abuse. The programs also incorporates best practice procedures for identifying problematic situations, reporting child sexual abuse, screening and selection of employees and volunteers, and addressing victim/survivor advocacy and healing.
Virtus is Latin for excellence, valor, moral strength and courage—the same characteristics needed for caring adults who interact with children and protect them from abuse. Through these programs that have reached more than 2.5 million adults, caring adults become partners with parents to ensure that all children are protected.