On-Line Youth Protection is available in both English and Spanish (Korean and Vietnamese coming soon)
Our new provider for child and youth protection training is Virtus. The basic course for child and youth protection is Virtus Protecting God's Children. We think you will be pleased with the new offerings. The Virtus site is available right now for everyone.
If you had an account for Youth Protection 1, you should be able to log on with those credentials. If you believe you had a Youth Protection 1 account but don't know your login information, there is a blue " I NEED LOGIN HELP" button directly underneath where you login. There is also a "Help/ FAQs" Tab in the top right. If you still need assistance after going through those resources, you can contact us at YouthMinistry@bhmdiocese.org or (205) 838-8301.
Current youth protection training certificates will be valid with the same expiration dates and can be accessed by logging in with the same login information from Youth Protection 1.
Before you click on the link below, some things to remember: 1) Write down and remember your user name and password. You will need them again 2) You can stop progress and return to the program at any time. Plan on allowing plenty of time to complete the course. 3) When finished with the class, be sure to print out your certificate. You will be glad you did 4) You will be able to choose between English or Spanish for the course 5) Click on the following link to access the online training:
Technical support for help with on-line Youth Protection 1: 888-804-9643 Help with questions about diocesan youth protection policies: 205-838-8301 or YouthMinistry@bhmdiocese.org. This is not a "help line." It is our Office for Youth and the director is often out of the office assisting parishes, attending meetings, or at Camp Tekakwitha. Our administrative assistant is part-time. Please be patient waiting for a response.
NEW* - Youth Protection QS Alternative to Youth Protection 1 for Spanish Speaking Adults
Video - based class available on this website
Completion is good for one year only
Participant must complete a written form, turned in to his or her parish
Because the on-line training is now broadly available without charge, we are no longer conducting “on-request” live sessions. Also, the new on-line Youth Protection 1 Training covers much more information than can be delivered in a single two-hour live workshop. Of special importance:
Youth Protection 2 is offered only as a live video conference
-------------------------------------------------------- What is not changing is the requirement for criminal background checks alsong with Youth Protection 1 for every person who has access to minors within any program, class, event or ministry – sponsored, conducted or hosted by a Catholic institution or group in the Diocese of Birmingham.
Should be first made to the Alabama Department of Human Resources or Local Police. A secondary report of suspected child abuse that involves a priest, deacon, or anyone connected to a Catholic church, Catholic school or other Catholic institution: Contact Frank Slapikas at (205) 242-3954 or email@example.com
the Diocese of Birmingham - the Catholic Community of NORTH ALABAMA