Gina – Not sure if it’s nationwide – or just our diocese – but all Catholic Church and School workers and volunteers are REQUIRED to have Virtus training. It’s a course called “Protecting God’s Children.” Its focus is on preventing a recognizing forms of abuse in children. We are not even allowed to drive kids to an event, read a story to them in class, NOTHING, unless we’ve had this training.
Good luck – if I lived near you, I’d attend the Mom Group! 😀