Another important element of the Safe Environment Policy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is the ‘Protecting God’s Children’ workshop. Attendance at this three hour class is mandatory for all who wish to volunteer and or work at any parish/school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. During the workshop volunteers are taught ways to recognize and prevent child abuse. The workshop is free of charge and is offered throughout the year at many local sites. Click here to see a complete listing of the workshops that are offered at various sites and on-line.