Child Assault Prevention Sessions

By Carmel Malerba
Catholic Star Herald
February 2, 2012

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 U.S. bishops’ 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 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 sessions will be offered in February:

CAP Phase 1

— Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist, Cherry Hill

— Monday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Collingswood, School Cafeteria

— Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood, Parish Center

— Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea School, Atlantic City, Cafeteria

— Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Incarnation, Mantua, Kernan Center

— Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Most Precious Blood, W. Collingswood, School

CAP Phase 2 – Bullying Prevention

— Thursday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Incarnation, Mantua, Kernan Center

To attend one of these classes, call the CAP registration line in the Office of Safe Environment for Children, Youth and Adults, 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 please call the location of the CAP session you are attending.








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