Each year, The New York Foundling’s Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) reports, on average, approximately 200 serious instances of abuse that would otherwise go unreported, and provides borough-specific referral resources to each school reaching 1,000 families. CAPP reaches approximately 130 parents, 150 school professionals, and 20,000 children throughout the five boroughs every year by helping build a safe school environment.
CAPP creates safe spaces in which to inform, educate, and engage with children, school staff, and parents on abuse. CAPP uses life-sized puppets in skits to teach children how to recognize, resist, and report physical and sexual abuse – educating them about their right to a safe childhood.
JAR provides funding to support CAPP’s Child Safety Workshops. The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) has been protecting children from abuse and its consequences since 1986, and has been a fully-integrated program of The Foundling since 2014.
CAPP prevention specialists present Child Safety Workshops to 20,000 children across 150 schools citywide. The Child Safety Workshops workshops specifically target third and fourth graders. The Professional Training program educates 150 guidance counselors and educators, and has demonstrated a satisfaction rate of over 99% for the past several years.
The New York Foundling (“The Foundling”) is one of New York City’s oldest and largest social service organizations. They provide a comprehensive spectrum of social services which support children and families who struggle with or are at risk of abuse, neglect and other obstacles to a healthy, successful future. To learn about the incredible impact of CAPP at The New York Foundling, please visit their website: https://www.nyfoundling.org/capp/
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