CAPA offers a variety of programs to the community to help raise awareness about child abuse and its effects on the community. For more information about CAPA’s outreach programs, please contact April Fletcher-Clark, Director of Programs, at 843.524.4350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comprehensive Elementary School Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Education
Play It Safe!® and Think First & Stay Safe® are Evidence Informed, specialized, age-appropriate child sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect risk reduction programs for children ages pre-school through 5th grade and are in compliance with Erin’s Law. Play It Safe!® and Think First & Stay Safe® are best practice comprehensive prevention programs that effectively educate and empower children to recognize, interrupt and report unsafe, uncomfortable and confusing behaviors and situations to safe adults. All lesson goals and objectives are accomplished through emphasizing every child’s right to stay safe from sexual, physical, emotional abuse & neglect, harassment, bullying/cyberbullying and being a victim of grooming, by teaching and practicing proven prevention strategies that include assertiveness, advocacy and increasing a child’s self-efficacy in reporting inappropriate actions. Each grade level includes a variety of take-away resources and materials in English & Spanish, so children and their families can reinforce these concepts at home.
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Programs
CAPA is capable of offering these programs to youth in many types of settings including church youth groups, schools, community groups, and after-school programs. All of these programs are offered free of charge.
- Making A Difference! An Abstinence-Based Approach to Prevention of STDs, HIV and Teen Pregnancy
- Making Proud Choices! A Safer-Sex Approach to HIV/STDs and Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Safer Choices is a school-based, twenty-session HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention program first developed by the Centers for Disease Control. This is a science-based, proven effective program.
- Faith-Based Sexuality Programs are available to your faith-based organization upon request. Materials include lecture, videos, games, and group processing. Ask about the Keeping the Faith/Keeping It Real program.
Domestic Abuse Prevention Program
DAPP is a short-term intervention program aimed to promote positive family relationships and reduce interpersonal conflict. Both parents and young adults participate in sessions tailored to their family role and the programs are delivered by local child and family advocacy agencies including CAPA.
Each group is presented with effective methods and skills to increase productive resolutions for all family members. To practice applying these strategies, individuals take part in a number of role-playing situations depicting realistic struggles any family may encounter with each followed by whole group discussions to analyzing techniques used and offer helpful feedback and suggestions.
The purpose and goal is to instill all participants with appropriate practices of their family role and encourage respectful communication to enhance responsible choices that increase chances for a successful future.
Mandated Reporter is a presentation for professionals who are required by law to report child abuse and neglect. This presentation is also good for individuals who want to know more information about child abuse and neglect. Through the PowerPoint presentation and handouts, participants will learn about the different types of child abuse and neglect and the most common signs. Participants will also learn how to handle a child disclosing abuse or neglect to them: how to react, who to report to, and what laws apply to them. This presentation is about one hour in length.