Last week, I had the honor of attending a Virtus meeting. Now, for those of you that don’t know, these are meetings on Child Safe Environment that I had attended because I have a child in a Catholic preschool.
Whether or not that you think that this might be a touch ironic, I would have to say that this was a good, good class, with a lot of decent information. I did watch two movies (some of which featured actual child molesters), received a workbook with scores of info, and had a classroom discussion.
All of this is great, but it leads to the question: how the heck did we get to the place that parents of children in school had to attend a workshop on how to keep their children safe? Is this a recent phenomenon in hideousness towards children? Or worse… was it always this bad?
I suppose that I would say that this is a great class to take for anyone, whether they are a parent with a child in a public school, or a priest that would have children assisting them in church on Sundays. Take a look at the website – the link is included above. But always remember the reason for the class; your kids are, unfortunately, at some risk. Act accordingly.