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 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 or 2 again if they prefer.

The following sessions will be offered in October:

 CAP Phase 1

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., St. Damien, Ocean City, (St. Frances Cabrini Site, Culliney Hall)

Monday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Absecon

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., St. Michael the Archangel School, Clayton

Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m., Newman House, Glassboro

Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Atlantic City

Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., St. Mary, Cherry Hill, Parish Hall

 CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown, Marion Hall

Friday, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m., St. Joseph Regional School, Somers Point

Monday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Christ the Good Shepherd, Vineland, Sacred Heart Church Hall

 CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment

Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Assumption School, Galloway, Cafeteria

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown, Assumption Hall

Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel, Egg Harbor Twp. , Parish Life Center

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 Diane.Diggons@camdendiocese.org 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 @ www.camdendiocese.org

In case of inclement weather please call the location directly.