Child Assault Prevention sessions scheduled


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. Please note if you are holding a (CAP 3) session you will need to provide the following: LCD Projector, Laptop, Screen and Speakers.

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 January 2017:

CAP Phase 1

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Saint Michael the Archangel School, 51 West North Street, Clayton

Monday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Guardian Angels School, Paulsboro campus, 717 Beacon Avenue, Paulsboro

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Saint Padre Pio Parish, Rosary Hall, 4680 Dante Avenue, Vineland

Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, 6075 West Jersey Avenue, Egg Harbor Township

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Parish, Faith Formation Center, 318 Carl Hasselhan Drive, Atco

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Pope John Paul II Retreat Center, 414 South 8th Street, Vineland

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Christ our Light, Room A in new Parish Center, 402 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention

Monday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Church, Rectory basement, 3107 Alabama Road, Camden — Spanish only.

CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment

None this month

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

The CAP schedule, location, phone numbers and directions may be found on the diocesan website: