Virtus/Safe Environment

A Pledge to Heal

" I will continue my commitment to you as your bishop that every instance of an allegation of sexual abuse of minors by anyone representing the church be they bishop, priest, or laity will be addressed professionally, transparently, fairly, and thoroughly according to the norms of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, so the light of truth will shine on the dark and painful wound in the Church and in the world."- Bishop Carl A. Kemme

Protecting God's Children for Adults
Protecting God's Children® for Adults is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God's Children™ and A Plan to Protect God's Children™. The facilitators incorporate policies and procedures into the training defining child sexual abuse, addressing the reporting of child sexual abuse, the screening and selection of employees and volunteers, and victim advocacy. 

To Report:

If there is an emergency situation, call your local law enforcement agency or 911.

To report accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor by a member of clergy, religious, church employee or volunteer, whether the abuse was recent or occurred many years in the past, contact Therese Seiler, the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, at 316-269-3945 or email Therese at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To report Child or Adult Abuse or Neglect 1-800-922-5330

Website:  www.dcf.ks.gov/

 

Click HERE for the Virtus Training Calendar for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita