VIRTUS® for Educators

The Diocese of San Jose proudly presents the VIRTUS® Catholic Safe Environment Curriculum. All diocesan Catholic school teachers and religious educators are welcome to present the material to their students as outlined below. All training sessions must be documented and reported to the Office for the Protection of Children & Vulnerable Adults (OPCVA).

The following lesson plans include:

  1. An appropriate reflection from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  2. A goal, including expected learning outcomes
  3. An overview for creating a successful learning experience for the specific age group
  4. Key vocabulary words and definitions that apply to the lesson
  5. Suggested activities, with instructions
  6. A closing prayer that reflects the key message of the lesson

These lessons focus on an age-appropriate discussion of touching safety, relative to the specific roles that different people play in a child’s life. All of the lessons stress the importance of keeping private body parts “private.”

All of the components of the lesson plan that precede the activities are designed to help give you, as the presenter, the perspective you’ll need to help your students have a more meaningful learning experience.

IMPORTANT: Educators must remember that the lesson plans are designed for you as an outline for presenting the subject matter. Do not distribute the lesson plans to your students.

Students must complete both sessions as designated for the appropriate grade level. Each session is approximately 30 minutes:

Kindergarten – Session One:
English | Spanish
Kindergarten – Session Two:
English | Spanish
1st Grade – Session One:
English | Spanish
1st Grade – Session Two:
English | Spanish
2nd Grade – Session One:
English | Spanish
2nd Grade – Session Two:
English | Spanish
3rd Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
3rd Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
4th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
4th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
5th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
5th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
6th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
6th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
7th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
7th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
8th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
8th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
9th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
9th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
10th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
10th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
11th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
11th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
12th Grade Session One:
English | Spanish
12th Grade Session Two:
English | Spanish
Opt-Out Form:
English | Spanish
Family Safety Session:
English | Spanish (TBA)


Educator Forms for Safe Environment Documentation: