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Helping Children Cope After The Sandy Hook Tragedy

Children who have heard the news about the recent incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School may have heightened fears about going to school.
When discussing this tragedy, as well as other such incidents with our children and students, this attached article by NJ CAP Advisory Board member, Dr. Gerald Costa, may be helpful as well as the SAMHSA materials from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Back to School

Parents … As your children return to school, make sure that you support them not only in their education but also in their ability to stay “Safe, Strong and Free” by attending Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Parent workshops at their school. If your local school has scheduled […]

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The High Cost of Child Abuse to Society – Prevention Pays

Overview of the Problem Direct Costs Direct costs are those incurred as a direct result of child abuse and neglect. Included in these figures are the cost of the child welfare system, judicial and law enforcement, health and mental health systems. These costs can include expenses associated […]

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CAP Helps Schools Fulfill HIB Mandates

As schools work diligently to fulfill the mandates of New Jersey‘s new “Anti-Bullying” law, many of them are turning to their local Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Project for assistance. Creating Safer School Environments The CAP program helps create safer school environments by training everyone in its “No […]

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Grant Opportunities for Schools

Public and private schools are invited to apply for CAP implementation funding assistance. The 2013-2014 paper and electronic applications can be found on our Grant Applications page. Announcing 2013-2014 Grant Applications

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Early Childhood

PRESCHOOL CAP is designed for 3½ to 5 year old children and takes about 45 minutes a day over three consecutive days and is implemented by two CAP facilitators. Day 1 – The opening discussion and pictorial representation of safe, strong and free concepts is followed by […]

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Elementary

Elementary workshops are one hour classroom workshops facilitated by three CAP facilitators. Using roleplays and guided group discussion, the classroom workshop trains children to recognize potentially dangerous situations, and to make effective use of the options available to them when dealing with such a situation. CAP emphasizes […]

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Teen

Teens are a high risk population for violence and abuse because they are twice as likely as an adult to be a victim of a violent crime and they are exposed to more violence than any other segment of our population. The Teen CAP program offers strategies […]

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Special Needs

The Special Needs component of CAP was specifically designed to meet the needs of children with developmental disabilities. Children with developmental disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse, assault and bullying, by peers as well as adults. This population of children also may lack the social, cognitive and/or […]

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CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program

What people have said about their bullying experiences? “I was teased so horrendously and became so socially isolated that I still suffer from nightmares and a deep sense of shame and self doubt.” – an adult survivor of bullying “Although I had high academic standing, I felt […]

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