For Over 37 Years, Long Island's Leading Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Preventing Bullying and Child Abuse

CAPS Speakers

Learn more about the issues of bullying, cyber-bullying, child abuse and neglect, and about our work by inviting a CAPS speaker to your next meeting.


CAPS offers fee-based, on-site and off -site staff development and professional educations programs on the subjects we specialize in: child abuse and neglect, bullying and cyber-bullying prevention, Internet safety and sexual harassment.  Call 516-621-0552 for more information.

About the Presenters:

Patricia Cathers, LMSW,  Director of Program and Volunteer Services, is the primary author and researcher of CAPS’ child abuse and child safety workshops and curricula, and trains K-12 school personnel on youth violence prevention, bully prevention and intervention, and other child safety topics.  As an expert in the field, she has been interviewed by local and network radio and television stations, the NY Times, Channel 12 News, and Newsday.  She is a W. Burghart Turner Fellow Alumnae through the Social Welfare program, and worked for the Nassau County Department of Social Services, specializing in child welfare, prior to joining CAPS.

A Sampling of Patti Cathers’ Past Presentations:

Learning CURVE: Unequal Education, School Discipline and School Financial Oversight. WLIW21 Public Television – panelist on school discipline segment – October 19, 2004

Students Victimized By Students: Bullying, Harassment and Hazing, Community Relations and Public Education Committee and the Nassau Academy of Law – November 20, 2003.

Child Abuse with the God Squad, Telecare Television Studios – March 2002.

Presidential Statement regarding the FCC’s findings on Violence and the Media with President Clinton. JCC of Mid Westchester – 9/11/2000.

Life Through A Woman’s Eyes – Topic-Bullying, Telecare Television Studios– October 10, 2007

How to Create a Bully Free School, Council of Administrators and Supervisors. – 10/14/2010;

How to Create a Bully Free School, Deer Park Schools Administrative Conference – 11/18/2010.

How to Create a Bully Free School, NYSIR Wright Risk Management –  4/6/2011

Cyberbullying Strategies for Prevention and Intervention, St. Johns University Conference – 4/29/2011


As a service of our Bully Prevention Center, we provide prevention workshops for parents that speak to the issues of bullying, cyberbullying and relational aggression among school-age children.  Parents will learn proven methods and bully-proofing strategies to help their child deal with difficult situations and feel safer in school.  Workshops typically run 75 minutes and include a video and 30 minutes for Q&A.   Topics may include Bullying: What Parents Need to Know, Cyberbullying: What Parents Need to Know, Relational Aggression: What Parents Need to Know.

About the Presenter:

Kara Santucci, MS is the Bullying Prevention Specialist of the CAPS Bully Prevention Center.  She is a Certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer.  Kara responds to inquiries, from kids and adults from around the world, to the CAPS BullyHelpline.   She provides parents, educators and kids with support and the tools they need to respond to and cope with bullying and cyberbullying situations. Call Kara at 516-621-0552 ext. 109 to make arrangements for your parent education program at least one month in advance of your meeting. 


Participation in Career /
Volunteer / College / Community Fairs

Invite CAPS to your organization’s next meeting.  Service clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions Club, churches, synagogues, professional organizations, businesses and colleges will learn what CAPS is all about, and hear what services we provide to your local community that help prevent child abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, relational aggression, sexual harassment and date rape among school-age children.  (Presentation lasts approximately 30 minutes.)