Shield the Vulnerable/Child Protection Training
In order to assure quality pastoral care for our children, teens, and vulnerable adults, St. John’s requires all parish volunteers to comply with the most current child protection training that is offered by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Please note that all volunteers at St. John the Evangelist are considered “substantial contact volunteers” and must take the full training including a background check/criminal screening (which requires your social security number).
The Shield the Vulnerable website is user friendly; step by step instructions may be found here:
Teen volunteers have a separate program which explores their role in ministry as well as explores their role in providing a safe environment for themselves as volunteers and the area in which they volunteer. There will be teen training sessions in the Fall of 2016.
For information or questions about the training process please contact, Amy Spessard, Coordinator