The best way to reduce the damage of child abuse and neglect is to prevent child abuse and neglect. CAPS believes education is the key to prevention.
Every individual, child or adult, who is exposed to programs to raise awareness and help prevent bullying, child abuse and neglect, is an individual who is less likely to engage in the types of behavior that all those concerned with the safety of our children would like to eliminate.
Since 1982, CAPS and its corps of committed volunteers, each professionally and extensively trained in various areas of child abuse and neglect, have reached more than 650,000 Long Islanders with its prevention through education programs for students, parents and educators. Each of these programs has been enriched and broadened over time to reflect the changing needs of the community and the changing scope of the abuse and neglect issue.