Child Assault Prevention sessions scheduled for next month


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 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 No More Bullies, No More Victims and is a workshop on bullying awareness and bullying prevention. Cyberbullying is also addressed. Both sessions are 90 minutes.
Adults must attend CAP 1 before attending CAP 2. After five years, adults have the option of attending CAP 1 again if they prefer.

The following session will be offered in March:

CAP Phase 1
– Tuesday, March 12, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity School, Westville Grove, Gym
– Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Holy Family, Sewell, Aquin Building
– Thursday, March 21, 4 p.m., Wildwood Catholic High, Wildwood

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention
– Monday, March 4, 7 p.m., Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill, School
– Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m., Christ the King, Haddonfield, Lower Church

To attend one of these classes, call the CAP registration line in the Office of Child and Youth Protection at 856-583-6165 or email to register. 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 @

In case of inclement weather, call the location of the CAP session you are attending.