CAP sessions to be held at two locations in March

CAP sessions to be held at two locations in March

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 a workshop addressing bullying awareness and bullying prevention. Cyber-bullying is also presented.

CAP 3 is called Cyber-Empowerment and 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 March:

CAP Phase 1

Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m., Paul VI High School (Cafeteria), 901 Hopkins Road, Haddonfield

CAP Phase 2

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart School, Fourth and Jasper streets, Camden

To attend a class, all the CAP registration line at the Office of Child and Youth Protection, 856-583-6165, or contact Maryellen Schell at maryellen.schell@camdendiocese.org. Leave your name and session date you plan to attend. You will not receive a call back. Please 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 please call the location directly.

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