May 2021 (At Home Virtus Training)

Introduction:

(This optional training requires a parent and child’s participation)

Hello! If you are here on this page you are likely looking to complete the Mandatory Virtus Training Requirement from home with your child/parent. Doing the Virtus Training from home is OPTIONAL. The Youth Ministry Team is offering live zoom virtus trainings for each youth ministry program. These zoom trainings are being hosted by Brandon and Vinny for the following ministries: Life Teen, EDGE, and Journey.

HOWEVER, if you are NOT able to attend one of these live training session you have come to the right place. To continue in the program you/your child MUST COMPLETE this Virtus training from home (only if you cannot attend a live training session). You can complete the training from home by following the instructions on this page and submitting the form below at the bottom of this page.

Let’s get started!


First Step (Parent):

The very first thing that needs to be done to complete this training from home is for the parent ONLY.

As a parent you will need to download and sign the “Optional At Home Virtus Training (Agreement)”. Then save your signed copy of the document to submit it in the form at the bottom of the page.

Optional At Home Virtus Training (Parent Agreement) – CLICK HERE

As a parent you must also click the website link below and complete a 30minute training session (for just the parent) through the Virtus website. At the end of the training session you will receive a “certificate of completion”. Save this document upon receiving it because you must also submit it in the form at the bottom of the page.

Parent Virtus Website (Training Link) – CLICK HERE

PARENTS: MAKE SURE TO SAVE YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION FOR THE VIRTUS WEBSITE AND TO SAVE A DIGITAL COPY OF YOUR SIGNED PARENT AGREEMENT AND TRAINING CERTIFICATE.


Second Step (Parent):

The second thing that needs to be done to complete this training from home is also for the Parent ONLY. The parent must access the documents below to review the TWO LESSONS that must be discussed with and taught to your child/children.

These documents are AGE SPECIFIC and the content is catered to a specific maturity level. If you have multiple children that are doing this optional training with you from home: you can teach the Middle School lesson to all of your children. In this situation the middle school training will count as training for any of your High School children. However the High School level training should only be taught to High School students because the content is of a higher maturity level.

Regardless of wether you (as a parent) combine the training for multiple children at home. EACH OF YOUR CHILDREN MUST COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW SEPARATELY. Please feel free to copy and paste your answers for multiple children to make it easier on yourself. Especially if you are answering the form questions communally as a family.

First Lesson (Safe Touch & Speaking Out) 6th-8th Grade – CLICK HERE

First Lesson (Safe Touch & Speaking Out) 9th-12th Grade – CLICK HERE

Teaching Boundaries and Safety Guide (All Ages) – CLICK HERE  = This document is a support document for the First Lesson. 

Second Lesson (Bullying & Friendship) All Ages – CLICK HERE


Third Step (Parent & Child):

Since you (Parent) have completed the training and reviewed the lessons. Now you can watch the age specific training video below with your child.

After you have watched the video discuss what you learned and teach the two lessons as you see fit to your child/children. The documents above are simply guidelines on how to cover the subject matter for this Mandatory Virtus Training. Feel free to teach the material and subject matter in your own way. You do not need to follow the outline exactly.

  • Middle School Training Video:

  • High School Training Video:


Fourth Step (Parent & Child): FINAL STEP

May 2021 (Optional Home Virtus Training)

Please complete the following form to get credit for the Mandatory Virtus Training for the year of 2020-2021. In order to be compliant with the Safe Environment Requirements of the Diocese you will need to follow the directions on this page precisely or attend the zoom training session for your program. When completing this form, you need to completely answer all of the questions. Some questions may require a detailed response. Please know this form will only be available online until May, 5th, 2021 due to the Diocese Deadline. We are required to report who has completed this training. The Training should take about an hour to complete. I implore you, do not wait until the last minute to complete this MANDATORY Virtus Training from home. If you do, you may experience technical difficulties due to poor internet connection or an overloaded system. This training is VERY IMPORTANT and if you cannot attend the zoom training for your program you MUST complete this Optional Home Virtus Training with a parent to be compliant with this requirement by our Diocese. I suggest that, when you complete this form, you save your responses and screen shot the confirmation page after you have completed it for your own records (just in case). If the form is not completed before 11:45PM on May 5th, 2021 you may not be able to get credit for this Mandatory Safe Environment Training which could result in you being dropped from your program (this has been requested of us by the Diocese). Therefore, it is imperative that you either attend the mandatory zoom training for your program OR that you complete this optional training from home by the deadline of May 5th, 2021 (see page above and form below for requirements for completion). Please take this seriously. Thank you!
  • Please indicate which youth ministry program you are currently registered in. If you are in Journey please indicate which year of Journey you are currently enrolled in.
  • Please upload the document called: "Optional At Home Virtus Training (Parent Agreement)". Be sure it is signed and dated by the parent. This agreement states that you (the parent) are choosing to do the at home training instead of attending a live training in the ministry you are involved with. Please be sure to click on the link above to download, sign, and save this document so that you can upload it here:
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
  • Please upload the certificate that you (the parent) received on the Virtus website after completing your training for teaching these Safe Environment Lessons to your child. Please be sure to click on the link above to complete the training and receive your certificate so that you can upload it here:
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
  • Video Section:

  • In your own words, what was the point of the Virtus video you watched? What was the video's message? (Please discuss this as a parent and child and give a detailed response.)
  • Reading Material (Detailed Response):

  • Parent and Child: Please tell us what the 1st Safe Environment Lesson is all about in your own words. What did you learn about "Safe Touch" and "Speaking Out"? We are looking for a detailed response. A link to the Lesson Plan was provided on this webpage above.
  • Parent and Child: Please tell us what the 2nd Safe Environment Lesson is all about in your own words. What did you learn about "Bullying/Teasing" and "True Friendship"? We are looking for a detailed response. A link to the Lesson Plan was provided on this webpage above.