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Archdiocese of Atlanta Protecting God’s Children

Transfiguration complies with archdiocesan safe environment policies and procedures in accordance with the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Safe Environment programs are in place to assist in preventing harm to minors and vulnerable adults.

Youth

For details and resources on the Safe Environment training presented to our youth, visit, Here and www.virtus.org.

 Adults

As part of the Safe Environment Screening, all adults who work with our children or vulnerable adults must complete the Virtus: Protecting God’s Children Program. Participants must register in advance, www.virtus.org. You may attend the training at Transfiguration or another Catholic Church.


Forms

All volunteers of the Archdiocese of Atlanta should complete the Safe Environment Forms. These forms include some basic information and references. Any volunteer who has regular contact with children or vulnerable individuals must complete the Safe Environment forms.

Please notify Penny Fitzpatrick, pfitzpatrick@transfiguration.com, if you are serving in Religious Education and Linda Rega, lrega@transfiguration.com, if you are volunteering with another group comprised of children or vulnerable adults. They will email you an evite to complete the background check forms electronically.

You can download and complete other needed forms below. (click bold type to download) Return the completed forms to the Parish Office.

Archdiocese Safe Environment Packet (for adults)
Archdiocese Safe Environment Policies

Adult Medical Consent Form (only needs to be completed if you are chaperoning an overnight trip or sports related activity)

Archdiocese Minor Volunteer Form

Safe Driver Form and Video Instructions

In addition, volunteers must be familiar with the Reporting Child Abuse Guidelines. To view these guidelines, CLICK HERE,

For more information, click Background Check Information.

Important Links

Archdiocese of Atlanta Safe Environment

Reporting Abuse    

Safe Environment Policies

VIRTUS

Archdiocesan 24-hour Abuse Reporting Hotline 1-888-437-0764

Victim Assistance: therapy/counseling, spiritual guidance, & healing.


VIRTUS Parent Guide – Teaching Boundaries And Safety Guide

This booklet is the primary resource to parents provided through the new Empowering God’s Children program. The booklet is designed to help parents have frank and effective conversations with their children about the dangers of child sexual abuse and to help parents educate their children about the warning signs of abuse, and to help parents to better evaluate the safety of those who interact with their children.

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