Child Assault Prevention sessions announced for December

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 called CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program and 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. Please note if you are holding a (CAP 3) session you will need to provide the following: LCD Projector, Laptop, Screen and Speakers.

Each presentation is 90 minutes.

New employees and 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 December 2016:

CAP PHASE 1

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd School cafeteria, Atlantic and Lees Ave., Collingswood

Monday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish Epiphany Church; (Totaro Hall) Ventnor Avenue and 29th Street, Longport

Monday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m., Cape Trinity Catholic School, 1500 Central Ave., Suite 300, N. Wildwood

CAP PHASE 2 – Bullying Prevention Program

None

CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish (COTR ext.), 200 Tuckahoe Road, Marmora

To attend one of these classes, please call the CAP registration line with the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 856-583-6165 or contact Lucie Alcazar at luz.alcazar@camdendiocese.org. Please 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 may be found on the diocesan website: www.camdendiocese.org/cyp/cap-events/

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