CAP Volunteers Needed: Help Us To Keep Kids “Safe, Strong and Free!”

Please help us to keep children safe, strong and free!
Do you have 2 free mornings a month? We are now accepting applications for volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year. The next training begins October 29th.

Prevention Specialist: Child Assault Prevention Program
Each year CAP volunteer Prevention Specialists present 150 workshops to students in Newton and Brookline elementary schools. The Prevention Specialists work in three-person teams to deliver the CAP curriculum in 90-minute workshops during school hours.

This program teaches children simple strategies to reduce vulnerability to assault and violence by presenting basic, age-appropriate, skill-oriented workshops that focus on bullying between children, stranger safety, and sexual assault by known persons.

The workshops consist of facilitated discussion and role-plays for each of the topics. It ends with “Review Time” when the children are offered the opportunity to talk 1:1 with the Prevention Specialists.

Time Commitment:
Attend all 3 sessions of the training and present 2 to 3 ninety-minute classroom workshops monthly, October-May, for one school year. Attend 3-4 in-service trainings during the school year.

Training provides information on child abuse and neglect and its impact on society, includes role play and facilitation practice, opportunities to observe classroom workshops led by experienced Prevention Specialists. The training strengthens listening and responding skills to children in support of their safety.

*19 Continuing Education Credits available for MSWs. CEU’s offered at no cost to you.

For more information or an application, please go to the CAP page on our site or you can call or email Gail Sommer, CAP Program Director BEFORE October 20.

We look forward to working with you to help keep kids “Safe, Strong and Free.”

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