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ST. Theresa SchoolPreschool - 8th Grade

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Virtus Training

VIRTUS TRAINING
Office For The Protection Of Children And Youth

As part of our commitment to the safety of our children, all parents and other volunteers who have contact with students at school or at school-related activities, including off-campus field trips, must complete Virtus certification and a criminal background check. No adults can be allowed contact with students unless both of the above programs are completed. Please go online to register at www.virtus.org. Your organization is the Chicago, IL (Archdiocese).

 
Questions? Please contact St. Theresa School at 847-359-1820. 
All documents and links are provided below.
 

VIRTUS/PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN:

  • Register for a Virtus.org account.
  • Must be completed prior to contact with St. Theresa students. 
  • 1 time 3-hour training for adults (currently offered online only).  All participants must pre-register online.

ONLINE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:

  • Volunteers need to first complete VIRTUS training before completing the online background check.
  • Complete an online criminal background check application before being accepted as a volunteer.  Applicant cannot begin service until the background check approval has been received.
  • 1 time national background check. Updated background checks are required every three years. 

ARCHDIOCESAN STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR (FORMERLY CODE OF CONDUCT):

  • Read and sign prior to beginning service. Signed acknowledgement form kept on site in personnel file.
  • Complete new form if employee moves to new parish/school. 

ANNUAL DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES' CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRACKING SYSTEM FORM [CANTS FORM]:

  • Complete form and submit to site prior to beginning service.  Copy of completed form kept on site. Original mailed to DCFS by the site.
  • To be done annually.  Application reviewed by DCFS for abuse and neglect offenses.

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING (part of VIRTUS registration process)

  • Completed every 3 years.
  • Certificates kept on site.