Child Assault Prevention sessions to be held next month

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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.

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 21, 7 p.m.; St. Mary School, 735 Union Road; Vineland.

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention Program:

Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m.; Compass Academy Charter School at Divine Mercy Parish; 23 West Chestnut Ave., Vineland.

CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment:

Non

To attend one of these classes, 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. 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 www.camdendiocese.org/cyp.

In case of inclement weather, call the location directly.

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