YES! As part of the Archdiocese’s commitment to ensure the safety of our children, the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program requires that clergy, staff, and volunteers (ages 18 and above) who have regular contact with children and youth are required to complete the CMG Safe Haven online training program.
This training consists of 3 vignette style training videos that is approximately 90 minutes and will include a criminal background check that must be completed. These trainings are available in English and Spanish. The Diocese will no longer offer live trainings, all Safe Environment trainings will only be available online.
WHO SHOULD BE TRAINED?
St. Anthony of Padua requires all adults volunteering with our parish be in compliance with the Safe Environment qualifications.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE TRAINING MODULES?
• If you have a VIRTUS account: Log into www.CMGConnect.org with your previous personal VIRTUS user id and 1234 as the password. Once logged in you will have the ability to change your password. This is recommended.
• If you do not have a VIRTUS account: Log into www.CMGConnect.org, and follow the instructions. Note: Your legal name (on your driver’s license/passport) is the name that one needs to use when registering. Not doing so may prohibit your information from being processed.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO TAKE THE TRAINING?
You will be required to take the training every 5 years. Please make sure your email address stays up to date at the CMGConnect website since this is how training notifications will be sent. Any questions can be directed to your staff ministry lead. If you are having a problem accessing your account information you can contact our Safe Environment Coordinators.