CAP sessions announced for October

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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. 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 October 2017:

CAP Phase 1

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Christ the Good Shepherd (Sacred Heart Hall), 1010 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Assumption Regional School, 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., St. Mary (Parish Hall), 2001 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill

martes 17 de octubre, 7 p.m., Parroquia de Santa Cruz (Rectoría de Santa Teresa), 46 Central Avenue, Bridgeton

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., St. Mary Mt. Carmel (St. Anthony’s Hall), 285 Route 206, Hammonton

Monday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Christ Our Light (St. Mary Rm, Parish Center), 402 Kings Hwy North, Cherry Hill

CAP Phase 2

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi Parish (Parish Hall), 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro

Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., St. Joseph the Worker (Chapel), 901 Hopkins Road, Haddon Township

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 pm., All Saints (Spiritual Center), 621 Dock Street, Millville

CAP Phase 3

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., St. Margaret School, 773 Third Street, Woodbury Hts.

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. Please leave your name and the 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.