Child Assault Prevention sessions scheduled in June

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. 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 June 2016:

CAP Phase 1

Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m., Assumption Regional Catholic School (Cafeteria) 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway

Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m., St. Cecilia School; 49th and Camden Avenue, Pennsauken

Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m., St. Rose of Lima (school cafeteria) 300 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention Program

Tuesday, June 28, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Parish Center, 701 Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood

CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment

Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 11 N. Kenyon Avenue, Margate

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/.

In case of inclement weather, please call the location directly.

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