★What is the CAP Project？
CAP is an acronym meaning "Child Assault Prevention."
The CAP Program shows how to protect and empower children from assault--mental, physical and sexual.
The CAP Project began in Columbus, Ohio (USA)
Rape prevention activities for women were being held at the "WAR (Women Against Rape)
Rape Instruction Center" there.
1985--Introduced to Japan by Yuri Morita who was tha Training
at that time as the Coordinator of the CAP Training Center of California.
1995 November-- "CAP Specialist-Training"
began and many
CAP groups developed in Japan.
1999 December (present)--About 100 CAP groups
( NPO ) are active in Japan, 70
of which are registered groups with CAP Center Japan.
● Believes in empowerment.
We recognize that children have wonderful
Empowerment means drawing out the inner strength.
Children are not weak things that need protection--they must be empowered.
Key word of ＣＡＰ
SAFE ＝ 安心 STRONG ＝自信 FREE＝自由
NO! ＝いや GO! ＝ にげる TELL ＝ 話す
CAP WORK SHOP for children
( Sorry,I use pics with Japanese)
Trained workshop leaders also provide prevention information as well as crisis intervention to children
who identify themselves as victims of assault or neglect.
ABOUT SAFE STRONG FREE
ARE YOU IN SAFETY?
I am in safety when Iam
I am in safety when I am in house
●Provides children with practical skills while building confidence in their own abilities
to solve problems through a wide range of role-playing settings
Children don't have safety
we aim to give children the skills to recognize,
avoid, and handle abusive situations.
More specifically, children learn how to stand up to bullies, distinguish between safe
and unsafe touches, and understand that abuse is never their fault.
two staff members or volunteers present a series of age-appropriate role-plays to children in individual classes. Together with workshop leaders, children develop strategies to address each situation addressed in the role-plays. Strategies include assertiveness skills (saying "no" in a strong voice or telling a bully "stop it, I don’t like that,") and telling a trusted adult about the experience. Upon determination of the most effective strategy for each situation, the role-plays are presented "successfully" in order for the appropriate behavior to be modeled to the children.
● Provides multiple choices from which the
children can choose.
SAY "NO!" RUN AWAY! TELL SOMEONE..
● Implemented in 12 countries,
CAP countries include: USA, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Germany, Grand Bahamas, Ireland, Moldova,
Holland, New Zealand and France
● When the community people are able to prevent child assault themselves, the CAP Program will expand on its own accord.
YWCA Rape Crisis Center
NNCC Child Assault Prevention Project
Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse Home Page