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Violence Prevention Through Conflict Resolution

In order to develop to their full potential, children need and deserve to be safe in their schools and communities. Unfortunately, violence in those environments is escalating and negatively impacting both their social development and their ability to learn. The New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (CAP) project […]

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Adult Workshops

Types of CAP Adult Workshops available to schools and communities are: Child Assault Prevention Adult Workshops Staff In-service – is a 1 ½-2 hour in-service given by CAP facilitators for all staff persons involved in a school. The training includes an overview of assault, a detailed explanation […]

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Anti-Bullying Guidance

Approximately 1 in every 6 children is bullied in his or her school. Every month 250,000 children in the United States report that they are physically assaulted by other students.  Each day 160,000 do not go to school because they fear other children may assault them. In […]

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Cyber-Empowerment Workshops

“I was called terrible names while we were gaming. At first I thought it was funny but after awhile it really started to bother me.” – Lazar, 6th grade boy “I was really hurt by what my friends posted on Facebook about me…” – Tiara, 8th grade […]

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Talking to Strangers: The Age-Old Dilemma

“What have your parents told you that you should or shouldn’t do with strangers?” That line has been spoken exactly this way since CAP originated in 1978. It was designed to elicit answers from children. So, what have parents told their children? We have certainly discovered some […]

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Keeping Children Safe on the Internet

Malcolm is a ten year old boy who likes to “surf the net” and chat with sports fans who also like his favorite teams. In the course of one conversation, he was chatting with another boy who asked him his favorite hockey team. Malcolm said it was, […]

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Children Benefit from CAP

A nine year old girl disclosed that her older sister’s husband throws her against the wall and hits her whenever he visits her house. Her parents give her ice packs to keep the bruising and swelling down. She was also fearful because she saw him drop the […]

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Parents Benefit from CAP

“As an abuse survivor, I only wish there had been a workshop like CAP for me when I was growing up. I would have had someone to tell. I feel I can give my children some real practical advice now. I have been waiting for a workshop […]

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Teachers Benefit from CAP

“This program opens new doors to my students. For the first time, I feel like I can talk to them about a subject that was more or less taboo before CAP.” “Forever impressed on my mind will be the little face of ‘Mark’, a nine year old […]

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What is CAP?

The NJ Child Assault Prevention Project, known as CAP is a statewide child abuse prevention program with its central headquarters located at the Educational Information Resource Center www.eirc.org in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. NJ CAP is supported and funded through the NJ Department of Children and Families http://www.nj.gov/dcf/families/assault/. […]

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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.