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 No More Bullies, No More Victims 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 May:
CAP Phase 1
Monday, May 4, 7 p.m., Incarnation, Mantua
Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m., Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill
Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m., Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, Cathedral Hall
Thursday, May 28, 7 p.m., Saints Peter & Paul, Turnersville, Parish Center
CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention
Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m., St. Peter, Merchantville, Lower Church
CAP Phase 3 – Cyber Empowerment
Friday, May 1, 1 p.m. Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Atlantic City
Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m., Christ the King School, Haddonfield, Lower level of the church
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.