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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11832 Rock Landing Dr., Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606-4231
757-423-8287 Main
800-582-8292 Toll Free
757-595-0783 Fax

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The diocesan offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Safe Church Training

 

Two levels of training are offered - Specialized and Universal. Click here to find out which level of training you should take.

If your church would like to request to host a Specialized or Universal Training workshop, click here.


Specialized Training Workshops

This training is required for vestry members, clergy, church staff. Click here to find out if this is the training you should take.

Upcoming workshops (Space is limited so please register early.):

Saturday, December 17, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at St. John's, Suffolk. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.

Saturday, January 7, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Grace, Norfolk. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.

Please note that Specialized training utilizes video segments to help understand difficult topics; these videos can be especially challenging for individuals who were themselves victimized. Therefore, before registering for a Zoom-based Specialized training, please assess if a trusted support system is available should you experience a strong reaction to the content.


Universal Training Workshops

This training is suitable for Sunday school teachers and VBS volunteers (it does NOT meet requirements for vestry members, clergy, or church staff). Click here to find out if this is the training you should take.

Upcoming workshops (Space is limited so please register early.):

Sunday, January 8, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at Grace, Norfolk. Click here to register.

If a church or organization would like to schedule a Universal Training Workshop contact Shauna Daley or Lynn Farlin at 757-423-8287.


Praesidium Academy Online Training

Click here to register for Praesidium Academy online safe church training. Praesidium Academy requires a valid, unique email address for each registrant in order to participate. After registering you will receive an email from donotreply@praesidiuminc.com within three business days with the subject line "You're Invited to Praesidium Academy." This email will contain instructions for completing the training. Be sure to add this email address to your safe senders list and/or check your spam and junk mail folders. You must be age 16 or older to take Safe Church training.

IMPORTANT! Completing Specialized training online will require completion of a significant number of modules to equate to the material covered in the workshop format. When you are registered for Praesidium Academy you are given access to ALL of the training modules therefore it is important that you carefully read the instructions which will highlight the modules that are required for all as well as those that are ministry setting specific. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shauna Daley or Lynn Farlin at 757-423-8287.

Once you have your login credentials click here to access Praesidium Academy online safe church training.

Click here to find out which Praesidium Academy online courses you need to complete.

 

 

Last Published: December 5, 2022 9:35 AM