Empowering the community through education to end the cycle of abuse.
The prevention of child abuse is imperative for every child's safety and for the community's well being. Early identification and intervention of Adverse Childhood Experiences helps decrease negative mental and physical health outcomes in adolescence and adulthood.
The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) has provided 440,000 New York City children with abuse prevention education since 1986. The cornerstone of CAPP's work is the effective Child Safety Workshop, which uses life-size puppets to teach children to recognize, resist, and report physical and sexual abuse. The simplicity and elegance of the Workshop allows the message to resonate in a highly effective and age-appropriate way. Following each Workshop, CAPP provides immediate access to trained professionals who can intervene if abuse has occurred and start the process of returning the child to safety. Annually, each team of CAPP Prevention Specialists educates 10,000 children and intervenes in over 100 cases.
As a holistic approach to abuse prevention, CAPP provides educational workshops to educators, parents, and other professionals working with children in the communities we serve. The Workshops educate adults to identify abuse and provides them with the information on how to report it. This consistency in prevention education empowers individuals and mobilizes communities to protect children.
SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN