Child Assault Prevention sessions to be held in 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. e. 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.

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 September 2017:

CAP Phase 1

Jueves 7 de septiembre, 7 p.m., Parroquia de Santa Cruz, (Rectoría a Santa Teresa), 46 Central Ave., Bridgeton, Español

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace, Marian Hall (church basement), 32 Carroll Ave., Williamstown

Thursday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., St. Damien (Culliney Hall), 2nd & Atlantic Ave., Ocean City

Monday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., Incarnation, 240 Main Street, Mantua

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel, 6075 West Jersey Ave., Egg Harbor Twp.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Christ the Redeemer, (Faith Formation Bldg.), 318 Carl Hasselhan Drive, Atco

CAP Phase 2

Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Christ Our Light (St. Mary Rm., Parish Center), 402 Kings Hwy. North, Cherry Hill

CAP Phase 3

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Christ the King School, 164 Hopkins Ave., Haddonfield

To attend one of these classes, please call the CAP registration line at the Office of Child and Youth Protection: 856-583-6165, or contact Maryellen Schell at maryellen.schell@camdendiocese.org. Leave your name and session date you plan to attend. You will not receive a call back. We ask that you 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 www.camdendiocese.org/cyp

In case of inclement weather please call the location directly.

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