Child Assault Prevention sessions announced for September

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. 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 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.

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 September 2016:

CAP Phase 1

Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Mercy Hall, Our Lady of Lourdes Campus, 500 Greentree Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Parish (Marian Hall), 32 Carroll Ave., Williamstown, NJ 08094

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish (COTR), 200 W. Tuckahoe Rd., Marmora, NJ 08223

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m., Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 1 N. Cedar Ave., Berlin, NJ 08009

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo, 176 Stagecoach Rd., Sicklerville, NJ

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Culliney Hall at St. Frances Cabrini (behind the Church), 2nd & Atlantic Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226


CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention Program

Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Our Lady’s Hall, Our Lady Queen of Peace Campus, 161 Pitman Ave., Pitman, NJ 08071

Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 27 Kresson-Gibbsboro Rd., Gibbsboro, NJ 08026


CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment


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 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 Camden Diocesan website:

In case of inclement weather, call the location directly.

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