Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program Volunteers Needed

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The Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program in Newton is looking for committed and dedicated child advocates to present its personal safety curriculum in local elementary schools.

Join up with current and experienced volunteer Prevention Specialists to teach children to recognize and respond to verbal, physical and sexual assault and abuse. Potential volunteers are community members who believe that children have the right to information, skills and the support of adults. We offer a flexible schedule to volunteers who enjoy teamwork and can make a yearlong commitment of two or three mornings a month.

To make it easier for people with busy schedules to train we have decided to divide the training into two parts. Part 1 is scheduled for W. Oct. 17, F. Oct. 19, W. Oct. 24 (8:45 a.m. to noon), and F. Oct. 26 (8:45-1 p.m.)

Part 1 of the training will prepare trainees to present one of the three facilitations and participate in all of the role plays. Part 2, on Review Time (1:1 conversations) is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2, 8:45- 4 p.m.

For information or to set up an interview call Gail Sommer, 617-969-5906, x143 or email, gsommer@ncscweb.org. Newton CAP is a program of Newton Community Service Center. Visit our webpage at www.ncscweb.org for a description of the program and of the volunteer Prevention Specialist position.