CAP County Coordinator:
Contact: CAP office – 201-873-1708
Children’s Aid and Family Services
200 Robin Rd.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Children’s Aid and Family Services is one of northern New Jersey’s leading nonprofit providers of services that protect and support vulnerable children, adults and families. The many programs offered include; adoption, foster care, teen moms and their babies, teen substance abuse and teaching life skills to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CAFS believes in assisting members of the community to live their best lives.
Programs offered to schools and community groups with a three-prong approach to prevention education, which includes workshops for staff, parents, and students.
- CAP for Early Childhood, Elementary, Teen, and Special Needs students
- CAP’s Bullying Prevention Program
- “Cyber-Empowerment’—cyber-bullying and online safety
About Bergen County CAP:
Bergen County is proud to have reached over 95% of the 68 public schools districts in 36 years. Additionally, throughout the county, many private, parochial and charter schools have implemented CAP workshops. The Bergen County CAP team is proud of its dedicated, hard-working task force. The combined experience of the team totals over 100 years of working with children, school staff and parents to raise awareness of child assault and empowerment strategies to prevent it. All of the team is cross-trained in the many programs CAP offers.
Comments from: teachers, administrators, parents, and students
“The presenters were very knowledgeable.”
“The scenarios were targeted towards the students and easily understandable.”
“I have learned new strategies that I plan to share with children for years to come!”
“Good relationships with children”
“Instructors explained everything age appropriately and at a nice pace where students can understand.”
“Role-play was super helpful!”
“Students seemed comfortable and engaged by sharing ideas.”
“Very kid friendly—spoke very kindly and relatable”
“Students understood their rights and had good discussions.”
“Students felt safe discussing the scenarios.”
“Students said they shared the CAP yell at home.”
“The ladies were very open and made us all comfortable.”
“It’s always scary even as the trusted adult, but I feel I have great resources available.”
“Very well presented and age level appropriate. I hope you come back.”
“Solutions for real life situations.”
“Always look forward to having CAP visit each year.”
“I’ve been working in different schools since 1991 and have had a wonderful history with CAP! So happy you’re here in our district!”
During a second grade Elementary CAP workshop, a child participated in review time. The child spoke to the facilitator to thank them for the CAP workshop. The child went on to explain that when they were in Kindergarten CAP came to their school. The child at that time told the CAP facilitator about things the dad was doing which made the child very frightened and unsafe. As the story unfolded, the dad sexually abused the child. The child wanted to thank CAP for believing their story. The child stated that the grandmother does not speak to them any more, the dad is no longer a part of the child’s life but the child and their mom are safe now and very happy.