Child Assault Prevention sessions set for 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. 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 No More Bullies, No More Victims 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.

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

Monday, March 2, 6 p.m., Holy Family, Sewell

Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Gloucester Catholic High, Gloucester, Cafeteria

Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville

Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m., St. Mary Regional School, East Vineland, Media Center

Monday, March 16, 7 p.m., Bishop McHugh Regional School, Cape May Court House, Library

Wednesday, March 18, 7 p.m., Christ the King Regional School, Haddonfield, Church, Lower Level

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention


CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment

Monday, March 16, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Cherry Hill

To attend one of these classes, please call the CAP registration line in the Office of Child and Youth Protection 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 @

In case of inclement weather please call the location directly.

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