Welcome to the new home of the International Center for Assault Prevention!
ICAP, Inc. was formed in August 2020 to support, enhance, and expand the work of 27 active Regional Training Centers in the U.S. and around the world in implementing the Child Assault Prevention (CAP) model programs and services to children, parents, and educators.
History: The Child Assault Prevention (CAP) program model was developed in 1978 under the auspices of the National Center in Columbus, Ohio. Since the early 1980s, 22 U.S. states and 16 other countries have been certified to implement the CAP curriculum, empowering millions of children, teachers, and parents globally to reduce childhood trauma and to support the rights of all children to be safe, strong, and free.
The administration and oversight of the CAP program was formally transferred to New Jersey in 1991, forming the International Center for Assault Prevention (ICAP). After nesting in other agencies for more than twenty-five years, an Advisory Board recommended that it was time for ICAP to stand on its own and establish a new nonprofit organization to serve as ICAP’s home.
ICAP’s Regional Training Centers: One way to learn about us is to check out the work of our Regional Training Centers (RTCs) that served more than 300,000 children during the last full school year. Every RTC around the world receives training and consultation from ICAP to implement the CAP program. ICAP develops curricula and programming and works with the RTC to incorporate cultural adaptations as needed for local contexts. The RTC may then become certified to offer CAP programs by contracting with ICAP.
On behalf of ICAP’s Board of Directors, I invite you to explore our programs and services represented here and consider contributing to this vital work that has proven successful for the past 40 years in helping local communities prevent child abuse and neglect.
Philip Brown, PhD