Protecting God's Children (PGC) Certification

All volunteers who have access to minors must follow the Policies on Professional and Ministerial Conduct and attend a Protecting God's Children workshop in order to be in adherence with the requirements of the Office of Child and Youth Protection in the Archdiocese of Newark. 


Step 1: REGISTER


Step 2: READ the Archdiocese of Newark’s Policies on Professional and Ministerial Conduct

             SPANISH VERSION


Step 3: SIGN the Archdiocesan Code of Ethics Form (This form must be signed and handed in to Claire Liberato in the Faith Formation office in order to complete certification.) 


Step 4: SIGN the Volunteer Application Form (This form must be signed and handed in to Claire Liberato in the Faith Formation office in order to complete certification.)


Step 5: ATTEND a Protecting God’s Children Workshop Once the course has been taken, the certificate of completion must be given to Claire Liberato, along with the above mentioned required documentation. 


Thank you for working with our most valuable asset...our children! If you have any additional questions, please contact Claire Liberato at 201-791-1616 ext. 


Protection of the faithful - archdiocese of newark website

empowering God's children

As caring adults, we have the great responsibility of ensuring the safety of children and youth. The prevention of child sexual abuse requires more than adult awareness, education, and training about the nature and scope of the problem. We must also give children and youth the tools they need to help us keep them safe by educating them regarding boundaries, safe and unsafe behaviors and healthy relationships. Empowering God’s Children® is an age-appropriate comprehensive program through which educators (teachers, catechists and youth ministers) and parents can give children and youth the tools they need to protect themselves and what to do if someone tries to violate their boundaries. All materials are available in English and Spanish.  Information about implementation of this program will be forthcoming.


More information can be found on the Archdiocese of Newark Website


https://www.rcan.org/offices-and-ministries/child-youth-protection/teaching-touching-safety


https://www.virtusonline.org/educators/TSP_overview.pdf

https://www.virtusonline.org/educators/TSP_overview_rev_Spanish09-03-2010.pdf


https://www.virtusonline.org/educators/Teaching-Boundaries-and-Safety-Guide-English.pdf

https://www.virtusonline.org/educators/TSP_overview_rev_Spanish09-03-2010.pdf


The Catholic Church is committed to the safety of children

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