Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP)
For more than thirty years, the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) has given children the tools they need to prevent and report child abuse. Using life-sized puppets to provide school children with safety information, CAPP’s Child Safety Workshops have reached more than half a million children across New York City.
CAPP’s goal is to ensure that all children receive their basic right to safety so that they can have the opportunity to grow and thrive. Teaching children to recognize, resist and report physical and sexual abuse helps to keep them safe and works to end the cycle of abuse. By giving children a chance to feel loved and valued, they can embrace their childhood and achieve their potential. The cornerstone of CAPP’s work is an award-winning program that utilizes life-sized puppets to educate eight-and nine-year-olds about physical and sexual abuse, providing them with the tools to decipher between safe and unsafe touch. CAPP also trains school counselors and social workers about the dynamics of abuse and offers parenting classes to help parents learn positive parenting skills as an alternative to corporal punishment.
To schedule a CAPP workshop at your school call 212-660-1376 or email us at email@example.com