Child Abuse Prevention

Our prevention and early intervention services begin with Safe
Touch Plus, for children at age 3 and children with special needs
of all ages. The three-tiered educational and safety program is
developmentally appropriate at each stage through high school.

Children’s Programs

  • Safe Touch Plus (age 3 and special needs children of all ages)
  • Safe Touch (ages 4 through 6)
  • Safe-T (ages 7 through 9)
  • Safe Teen (ages 10 through 12)
  • Safe Surf (Internet safety, ages 10 through 19)
  • Safe Relate (Sexual Harassment Prevention, ages 11 through 19)

The 20 to 45 minute presentations for Safe Touch Plus,
Safe Touch, Safe-T, and Safe Teen include:

  • Identifying private body parts
  • Distinguishing between appropriate and inappropriate touching
  • Learning and practicing response skills
  • Understanding tricks used by potential abusers
  • Identifying people who can offer help

 

Safe Surf

The Safe Surf Internet Safety Program works specifically to prevent
the online exploitation of children and is presented free of charge to
parents, educators, children and adolescents. It is geared to youth in
grades 4 through 12 with age-appropriate content to protect
pre-teens and teenagers from online victimization and cyber cruelty.

The Safe Surf presentation lasts approximately 45 minutes. Safe Surf
teaches children response skills and knowledge through non-threatening
and age-appropriate lessons that will help them avoid potentially
harmful situations. The program utilizes a power point presentation,
as well as a workbook, in which the students follow along. This
interactive presentation is both fun and educational.

Children learn:

  • How to prevent being victimized online
  • The dangers of cyberbullying
  • Appropriate and inappropriate use of cell phones
  • Safety on social networking sites such as Facebook
  • Avoiding identity theft
  • How to report Internet crimes/cyberbullying
  • How to be a good cyber-citizen

In 2011, CAPP introduced Safe Relate, a sexual harassment program
for grades 6-12. The program teaches students how to identify and
report harassment and the importance of making their school a safe
place for everyone.