Child Assault Prevention classes in April

The Office of Safe Environment for Children, Youth and Adults 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 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. Adults are taught that children have the right to be safe, strong and free. CAP 1 is for new volunteers and employees.

CAP 2 is No More Bullies, No More Victims and is a workshop on bullying awareness and bullying prevention. Cyberbullying is also addressed.

Both sessions are 90 minutes.

Adults must attend CAP 1 before attending CAP 2. After five years, adults have the option of attending CAP 1 again if they prefer.

The following sessions will be offered in April:

CAP Phase 1

— Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m., St. Brendan the Navigator, Avalon

— Monday, April 11, 7 p.m., Christ the Redeemer, Atco, Parish Hall

— Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Cherry Hill

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention

— Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville, Parish Hall

— Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., St. Frances Cabrini, Ocean City

— Friday, April 15, 2 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Newfield

— Monday, April 18, 7 p.m., Christ the King, Haddonfield, Lower Level of Church

To attend one of these classes, please call the CAP registration line in the Office of Safe Environment for Children, Youth and Adults at (856) 583-6165 or email to register. 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 at

In case of inclement weather please call the location of the CAP session you are attending.

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