CAPS in-classroom elementary, middle and high school programs were designed to create safe places where children have the opportunity to share, develop and practice the skills necessary to protect themselves from harm.
They address the varied forms of child abuse, bullying, neglect, sexual harassment, date rape and online exploitation. They promote social skills building and encourage civility, kindness and compassion.
Many of our programs have teacher components and follow-up curricula that provide opportunities during the presentation and afterwards, throughout the school year, to keep the issues of child safety and bullying and child abuse prevention front and center.
We know our programs are effective. Children who were victims of bullying or harassment have spoken out and asked their classmates to stop. Those who have been the bullies or the harassers have said they would try to change. Young girls have come forward to reveal their experiences with date rape and sexual abuse. Girls and boys have confided about the sexual teasing and embarrassment they have suffered. We find we get the most disclosures from the children who have participated in our child abuse prevention programs, Safety Rules! and Child Abuse Prevention, which give us the greatest opportunities to intervene and respond to their requests for help.
During the current school year alone, CAPS volunteers have presented 1,700 programs designed to prevent bullying to more than 42,000 students in 250 schools across Long Island. Our workshops for students are offered at no cost to schools, thanks to underwriting from various sources, and presented in small classroom settings by CAPS-trained volunteers (Caring Kids is presented by CAPS-trained elementary school guidance counselors and social workers).
To Schedule a Workshop:
Currently, CAPS K-12 programs are only available to schools in Nassau and Suffolk on Long Island. Please complete a registration form for 2018-19 Elementary School Program Request Form or 2018-19 High School Request Form.
Scheduling is done on a first-come basis. Call 516-621-0552 or 631-289-3240 ext. 304 for information on professional on-site training. Or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.