Essex County/Newark CAP Project

CAP Project County Coordinator:

Dwayne Dixon

Contact Information

Email: essex_newarknjcap@yahoo.com
Office: 908-​​590-6077​

Host Agency:

Mental Health Assoc. of Essex County

33 So. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, New Jersey
Email: rdavison@mhaessex.org

Essex County CAP

CAP offers child abuse prevention and bullying prevention education services
To schools and community groups with a three prong approach which includes workshops for staff, parents and students. Our programs include:

  • Early Childhood CAP (3 ½-5 yr. olds)
  • Elementary CAP (Grades 1-6)
  • TeenCAP (Grades 7-12)
  • Special Needs CAP (for special needs students)
  • CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program
  • “Cyber-Empowerment” (strategies for handling cyber-bullying and maintaining online personal safety)

Additional Adult Workshops Offered:

  • Factors Promoting Healthy Child Development
  • Prenatal and Infant Abuse
  • “Recognizing and Responding to the Sexual Behaviors of Children”

Comments about CAP programs and workshops
“The CAP Program is essential in that it not only informs, but it also provides solutions. Your program additionally alerts students of their rights to be safe, strong, and free. It provides and gives an understanding that being bullied is not something that a student has to accept. Bullying is an infringement of a student’s rights, rights which must be respected.”

“Most of the scenarios [presented in the bullying prevention staff workshop] were relevant to my school. I used some of the strategies the next day and got a positive response.”

“[The staff workshop] will allow me to foster empathy to get children to stop [abusive] behaviors.

“Yes, strategies [of the parent workshop] are helpful and useful to provide a safer life for children.”

“I truly do understand the importance of protecting children from abuse… Children should feel empowered to speak against abuse.”

“[The parent workshop informed me] you can always use different strategies to provide a safe environment for your children.”

CAP Task Force Members

NJ CAP is located at the Educational Resource Center, and is a RTC of the International Center for Assault Prevention. It partners with state, national and worldwide prevention advocates.