Parish Safe Environment Program

All who minister to children in our parish need to complete training.  See the instructions and information that applies to you and the Frequently Asked Questions. For other questions/concerns contact the St. Thomas More Safety Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Adults

Adults working with children for the parish i.e., catechists, volunteers in classrooms, chaperones for trips/retreats, and/or employees that work with children need to complete the following requirements:

  - Complete    pdf Form A (4.57 MB) and return to the Parish Office.
  - First time user: pdf Printable Instruction Sheet (170 KB)  ||
Renewal/Returning User: pdf Printable Instruction Sheet (552 KB)pdf
(170 KB)
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Go to CMGConnect    
      - Register/Log-in.

      - Complete Safe Environment Curriculum Salina (background check included at end).
                - Process takes approximately 75 minutes and is best if completed in one sitting. 

  Youth: Grades 9-12

High school aged youth working with children for the parish i.e., volunteers in the classrooms and/or nursery need to complete the following requirements:

  - Go to CMGConnect.   pdf Printable Instruction Sheet (106 KB)
      - Register/Log-in.
      - Complete Youth Minor Training (10 minutes to complete).

  Youth: Grades 6-8

Youth who work with children for the parish as volunteers i.e., in classrooms and/or nursery need to complete the following requirements:
      - Read and complete with parent or guardian the teen pdf Code of Conduct (187 KB).
      - Return to Parish Office.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you do not see the answer to your question, please contact Alysia Baumann at 776-5151 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Does the old seminar still count or do I need to do the CMGConnect training?

    The old seminar (VIRTUS or the Video) is sufficient until your background check needs to be renewed. At which time, you will need to do the training and background check through CMGconnect.

  • I did my background check before for the Salina Diocese, why do I have to do it again?

    In the past, every 5 years your background check was automatically renewed if you were still an active volunteer in St. Thomas More programs involving children or youth. Since the diocese changed to this system, you now need to do the online forms to renew the background check (and training) every 5 years.

  • I need to RENEW my background check and training but I don't know my login information?

    Any volunteer that completed VIRTUS or the old video training was added to the new system so if you are receiving an email letting you know your certification is expiring you are in CMG Connect (the new system).  Please DO NOT create a NEW login as the diocese wishes to track your training history and not have multiples of people in the database. 

    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain your username and password.  Once in you can update your profile with current email and other information.  Instruction sheet to renew your certification, pdf HERE (552 KB).

  • I did my background check in another diocese. Do I need to do it again for Salina Diocese?

    The Salina Diocese does not accept background checks from other dioceses. 

  • I have completed VIRTUS training in another diocese will that suffice?

    The Diocese of Salina does not use VIRTUS any more therefore we are unable accept VIRTUS training from another diocese.  You will need to do our training and background check. 

  • Do you accept Kansas Teaching License for CATHOLIC school teachers?

    YES! We will continue to accept Kansas Teaching License for Catholic School teachers in the Diocese for background checks as they are tracked through our Superintendent of Catholic Schools.

  • I am a Kansas PUBLIC School teacher can you use that background check?

    The company that does the background check for the Diocese of Salina rescreens all church personnel and/or volunteers quarterly.  Because of that, the diocese will no longer accept a Kansas Teaching License for Public School teachers as their background check for the Diocese.  We feel this quarterly check is an excellent tool and we need to be able to "track" our public school teachers in the same way as all other clergy, volunteers, and employees of the Diocese. 

     

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