Child Assault Prevention 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, 2 or 3 when they renew their CAP.

The following sessions will be offered in October:

CAP Phase 1

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., St. Damien Parish, Culliney Hall, 2nd & Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe, (Church of Resurrection) 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., Parish of All Saints, Millville Spiritual Center, 3 West Powell Street

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m., St. Rose Lima Parish (Cafeteria), 300 Kings Hwy., Haddon Heights

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Church Hall, Landis Avenue & Myrtle St., Vineland

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., St. Mary Church (Parish Hall), 2001 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows, Parish Hall (Poplar & Walbash Ave), Linwood

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention Program

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Peace (Marion Hall), Williamstown

CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment

Friday, Oct. 2, 12:30 p.m., Assumption Regional School, 146 S. Pitney Road, Galloway (Cafeteria)

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Regional School, Cedar Avenue, Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul School, 5809 E. Main St. Mays Landing (Auditorium)

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Infant Jesus Parish, 334 Beech Avenue, Woodbury Heights

To attend one of these classes, please call the CAP registration line with the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 856-583-6165. Please leave your name and the session date you are attending; you will not receive a call back. 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.