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CAP sets a foundation for Bullying Prevention - September 10th, 2011

Along with the economy and the weather - bullying is one of the hottest topics of the summer.  The State’s new “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” is propelling schools into a hectic re-organization to bring them into compliance  by September, 2011.

Find out about how CAP is tackling this issue by clicking here.


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - April 11th, 2011

Although child abuse and its prevention have made terrific strides in the last twenty years, increasing the need to ensure the safety and welfare of children is essential as ever. Children in the United States as well as worldwide are still vulnerable to abuse and neglect by their caretakers.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month helps us to remember the importance of making prevention of abuse a priority in our legislation and fiscal constructs.

History of National Child Abuse Prevention Month: In 1974, national concern led to the passage of the first Federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). While CAPTA has been amended many times over the years, most recently by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the purpose of the original legislation remains intact. Today, the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the Federal agency charged with supporting States, Tribes, and communities in providing programs and services to protect children and strengthen families.

In the early 1980s, Congress made a further commitment to identifying and implementing solutions to child abuse. Recognizing the alarming rate at which children continued to be abused and neglected and the need for innovative programs to prevent child abuse and assist parents and families affected by maltreatment, Congress resolved that the week of June 6-12, 1982, should be designated as the first National Child Abuse Prevention Week. They asked the President to issue a proclamation calling on Government agencies and the public to observe the week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

The following year, April was proclaimed the first National Child Abuse PreventionMonth. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April of each year. The Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) within the Children's Bureau coordinates Child Abuse Prevention Month, providing information and releasing updated national statistics about child abuse and neglect each April.  Several other countries have adopted April as their month to declare the importance of child abuse prevention.  Below is a link to the Presidential Proclamation:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/03/31/presidential-proclamation-national-child-abuse-prevention-month


Earthquake & Tsunami - March 11th, 2011

  

 We have received word from both of the CAP RTC's in Japan. CCJ in the South have  accounted for all of their people. However, due to power and phone outages, J-CAPTA in  the North has been unable to contact everyone. There are almost 2,000 Japanese CAP  facilitators in these two RTC's. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts during  these days of recovery.



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