CAP session to be held next month

CAP session to be held next month

The Office of Child and Youth Protection is announcing CAP (Child Assault Prevention) sessions. CAP is the safe environment training program for adults who have regular contact with minors. Attendance is required in order to comply with the USCCB’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The policy of the Diocese of Camden is that adults will attend CAP once every five years.

CAP 1 teaches attendees to recognize child abuse and neglect and how to report to the proper authorities. CAP 1 is for new volunteers and employees.

CAP 2 is CAP’s bullying prevention program that addresses awareness and prevention, including cyber-bullying.

CAP 3, Cyber-Empowerment, is a workshop which promotes adults understanding of cyber activity of youth while teaching them realistic ways to help children keep their own rights and guard the rights of others in the cyber-sphere.

Each presentation is 90 minutes.

Adults who are new employees or volunteers should attend CAP 1 before attending CAP 2 or CAP 3. After five years, adults have the option of attending CAP 1, 2 or 3 when they renew their CAP. The following sessions will be offered in July:

CAP Phase 1

Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway

To attend the class, please call the CAP registration line, 856-583-6165, or contact Maryellen Schell at maryellen.schell@camdendiocese.org. Please leave your name and the session date you plan to attend. You will not receive a call back. We ask that you register at least five days before the session you would like to attend.

The CAP schedule, location, phone numbers and directions may be found on the Diocesan website www.camdendiocese.org/cyp. In case of inclement weather contact the location directly.

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