On August 1, 2013, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis implemented a new program for the care and protection of our children. Safe and Sacred replaces the Virtus program and offers broader content and easier access to training. The training builds awareness of how to recognize and report physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and child sexual abuse. The training is available online in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. It takes about 45 minutes to complete and can be done in parts.
Purpose of New Program
The Safe and Sacred program was chosen for several reasons. It provides easier access to child protection training for clergy, employees, and volunteers. It allows us to broaden the focus of the training to increase awareness of all forms of child abuse. And Safe and Sacred includes an assessment that must be taken and passed to ensure that training content is learned and can be applied. We believe these are important new features for this program.
The Safe and Sacred link takes you to the home page where you will register by providing your email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be able to view the website and complete the training. Since this new program was launched, we have received great feedback on the convenience and education it provides our employees and volunteers. We are pleased to have this new resource for our continued commitment to the care and protection of our community.
Thank you in advance for participating in this training.