CAP sessions announced for October

The Office of Child and Youth Protection is announcing CAP (Child Assault Prevention) sessions, 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, CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program, is a workshop addressing bullying awareness and bullying prevention. Cyber-bullying is also presented.

CAP 3, Cyber-Empowerment, promotes adults understanding of cyber activity of youth while teaching them ways to help children keep their own rights and guard the rights of others in the cyber-sphere. You will need to provide the following: LCD Projector, Laptop, Screen and Speakers.

Each presentation is 90 minutes.

Adults who are new employees or volunteers must 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 October 2016:

CAP Phase 1

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Saint Vincent de Paul School, 5809 Main Street, Mays Landing

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall, Wabash and Poplar avenues, Linwood

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Saint Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish (Saint Anthony’s Hall), 285 Route 206, Hammonton

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Sacred Heart Church Hall (basement), 1010 Landis Avenue, Vineland

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., The Catholic Church of Saint Mary Parish Hall, 2001 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill

Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Family, 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell,

Monday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m., Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Saint Katherine Drexel Parish, 6075 West Jersey Avenue, Egg Harbor Township

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention Program

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Holy Angels Parish, Faith Formation Building (Old St. Patrick’s Grammar School), 211 Cooper Street, Woodbury (Cafeteria)

CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Assumption Regional Catholic School, 146 South Pitney Road, Galloway

To attend a class, call the CAP Registration Line, 856-583-6165 or contact Lucie Alcazar at luz.alcazar@camdendiocese.org. Leave your name and the session date you are attending; you will not receive a call back. The CAP schedule, location, phone numbers and directions are on the diocesan website: www.camdendiocese.org/cyp/cap-events/

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