Disclosure.pdfCoaches & Parents


**CYO General Meetings are scheduled for Second Sunday of each Month @ 7:30pm in Providence Hall.**


Parent's and Parishioners are welcome to coach or help out on any of our teams or events.


**To schedule any CYO event at Mother Of Divine Providence Parish, Providence Hall and Mother Teresa Regional School please contact Mike Maio before summitting an Event Request Form through the MDP Parish Office. ** 
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 VOLUNTEERING AT Mother of Divine Providence Parish:         
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REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

WHAT VOLUNTEERS NEED BACKGROUND CHECKS?
Volunteers (unpaid) that have any possible contact with or responsibility for children, even if it is a one-time event. (Example: Vacation Bible School, chaperone dance, etc.)

REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECKS PRIOR TO SERVICE:

1. Federal Criminal History Fingerprint Clearance (renewed every 5 years; needed if you lived outside PA in the past ten years) OR Signed Disclosure Statement* certifying that you are:  A.) unpaid and B.) You have been a resident of Pennsylvania during the entirety of the previous ten-year period.

Information on FBI Fingerprint Clearance is available online at: www.pa.cogentid.com 

Click on “Pennsylvania Department of Education” to get instructions.  You must first register and pay online.  Print your receipt, which will list your registration number, and take your receipt with you to the fingerprinting site.  UPS in Gateway shopping Center is the nearest site to us, however I recommend you call first to see what hours fingerprinting is available.

*Disclosure Statement is found.

The Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance are now free for volunteers!  For the Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check there is now a yellow button on the main page that says “New Record Check” with the words “volunteers only” in red to the right, clicking there allows for volunteers to run their check free of charge. The fee waiver is for volunteering only. For the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, when completing online via the Compass site, as long as the individual has identified him/herself as a volunteer when they begin the application, the fee will be waived. For the Federal Fingerprint Check the fee remains unchanged. ​

2. PA State Police Criminal Record Check (Must renew every 3 years.) Can be done on-line at:           https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp 

3. PA Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse Clearance Check (Must renew every 3 years) The form can be submitted online at: http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/findaform/childabusehistoryclearanceforms/

Once you enter the link below you will be directed to the Child Welfare Portal where you must create an account or log in if you already have an account.  Note: you will need an email address to create an account.  After your form is submitted, you will receive an e-mail with your Child Abuse Clearance Certificate.  Print this certificate and submit to Safe Environment Coordinator.

Tab down to “Electronic Submission” and click on the link Child Abuse History Clearance Online:  https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS


REQUIRED SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING PRIOR TO SERVICE:

1. Safe Environment Part I Training Session: Protecting God's Children (in-person)-provides basic facts about child sexual abuse and the adults’ roles in prevention. This is only taken one time.
To find classes available, register at:
https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theOrgID=18461&theme=0

         1A. Completion of Acknowledgement Form –distributed in Safe Environment training session.

2. Safe Environment Part II: Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse (on-line)-provides an overview of Archdiocesan reporting procedures for suspected child abuse and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Laws.  
Go to:  www.childyouthprotection.org .  Click on “Training Institute”.  You will need to set up a USERID and password. The Help Desk is Available Mon. to Fri. 10am-6pm. support@childyouthprotection.org or 267-642-8269. Upon completion of the 3 modules, print out certificate of completion and present to MDP’s Safe Environment Coordinator.
 
  • Did you attend a Safe Environment Class before July 1, 2011?   Yes or No

If you answered YES – You must complete the Information and Communication Technology Addendum. Please go to http://childyouthprotection.org/index.php/staff-volunteers/required-training and scroll down “Review of the Technology Addendum” section for instructions.  There are 29 pages to the addendum with the quiz at the very end. The completed quiz can be emailed or mailed as per the instructions on page 1 of the addendum.  The certificate, when issued by the Archdiocese, needs to be presented to: Carol Murray – MDP Safe Environment Coordinator.

If you answered NO - the addendum has been included in the new Safe Environment Foundational Training.  You do not need to submit any additional paperwork.

  • Is your State Police Criminal Background Check dated prior to September 25, 2012?

If you answered YES – You must submit an ACT 24 – Arrest or Conviction Signed form– If needed, let me know & I’ll send you the form.

If you answered NO-you do not need to complete the ACT 24 form.
 

Note:  All documents must be presented to Carol Murray-MDP Safe Environment Coordinator. Questions? E-mail me- cmurray@mdpparish.com

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