Office of Safe Environment
Safe Environment: St. Thomas is a Participating Parish of the Virtus Protecting God's Children Program
This is training for all adults of the parish who are employees or volunteers who work with children, elderly and the home-bound.
Do You Have Contact with Children In Your Ministry Here at St. Thomas?
If yes, the Archdiocese requires that you complete a one-time, 3-hour workshop called “Protecting God’s Children.” If you have not already attended this workshop, please register to attend online or by calling the Office of Safe Environment in the Archdiocesan offices at 860-541-6491. The workshop is free.
To register online, visit the VIRTUS website www.virtus.org and select Registration. Then select View a List of Sessions, and then select Hartford, CT (Archdiocese). You will be able to view the most current schedule of upcoming sessions. To pre-register, click on Start Registration and type in a user id and password. Next, click on Continue to complete the registration process. Pre-registration is requested, however, walk-ins will be welcomed.
Click here for the pdf brochure from the U.S. Bishops on the past 10 years and an update on the Safe Environment "Keeping the Promise"
Click on the logo for information regarding Child Lures Prevention Education Workshops for our children to educate and train them to use these programs to keep themselves safe and confident!