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 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 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 May 2016:
CAP Phase 1
Tuesday, May 3, 2 p.m., Catholic Charities, 1845 Haddon Avenue; Camden
Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m., Church of the Holy Family, 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m., Church of the Incarnation; 240 Main Street, Mantua
No scheduled sessions for CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention Program or CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment.
To attend one of these classes, call the CAP registration line with the Office of Child and Youth Protection, 856-583-6165, or contact Lucie Alcazar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name and the Session Date you are attending; you will not receive a call back. 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.