Child Assault Prevention (CAP)
CAP Program Info
The Child Assault Prevention Program (CAP) has been teaching Needham elementary school children simple strategies to reduce their vulnerability to verbal, physical and sexual assault and violence for over 25 years.
Through age appropriate guided discussions and role plays, the interactive workshops teach the children basic skills with emphasis placed on:
- peer support; and
- turning to trusted adults for assistance.
- CAP volunteer Prevention Specialists present classroom workshops in teams of three.
- They come from a variety of backgrounds and are required to attend 21 hours of training prior to presenting CAP workshops.
- After the training, volunteers are asked to commit to 2-3 workshops (5-7.5 hours per month) for a minimum of one school year.
- Continuing education credits are available to social workers who attend the training and make the one year commitment.
- CAP Volunteer Description
- CAP Volunteer Application Form
- CAP provides education to adults in the community to help them respond to children who need their help and to help support their problem solving strategies.
- We also provide community education programs for adult groups upon request.