CAP (Child Assault Prevention)
Each CAP workshop teaches children that they have three basic rights: which are to be SAFE, STRONG AND FREE. Through guided group discussion and student involved role-plays, the more common types of child abuse are acted out in a safe and interactive environment. These, along with the assertive skills a child needs to prevent abuse; a special safety yell and some self-defense instruction are implemented in the curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, CAP has made the children effective members of the Prevention Team.
- Also offered are parent presentations and teacher/staff in-services, to help educate adults about the types and signs of child abuse and reporting procedures.
- Workshops are approximately 1 hour long, including a review session where children may meet with facilitators on a one-on-one basis.
"I think the program is superl"
Jessie Trotter - Kindergartener, West Street Elementary - Corning
CAP offers the following:
- National Program with State certification
- K- 2 days 1/2hr.
- 1st - 4th grades 1 day 1 hr.
- Start off with discussion about rights and emphasize three major rights that everyone has, the right to be Safe, Strong & Free
- Facilitators do age appropriate role plays unsuccessfully, then through guided group discussion we talk about the role play. Then the role play is redone successfully utilizing the children's suggestions.
- Role plays are Bully, Stranger, Known Adult, Teacher (telling a safe person—teaches how to disclose)