Child Assault Prevention (CAP)

What is the CAP Project?

The CAP project, developed in 1978, offers children relevant information and concrete tools to feel safe, strong, and free. It also aims to sensitize parents and school staff to reduce vulnerability factors.

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What is the CAP Project?

The CAP project, developed in 1978, offers children relevant information and concrete tools to feel safe, strong, and free. It also aims to sensitize parents and school staff to reduce vulnerability factors.

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Preschool

TOPICS

Peer assault (bullying), assault by a stranger, assault by a known adult.

PEDAGOGY

Discussions, role plays and puppets, verbal and physical self-defense.

AGE GROUP

Children aged 4-5 years old.

STRATEGY

Introduction to the three rights (safe, strong, and free), adult support, peer support, assertiveness.

FORMAT

Teaching kids and caretakers how to eat health and get active.

Details

Workshop offered to adults before workshops offered to students (one for school staff). The teacher stays in the classroom during the workshop.

Elementary

FORMAT

Three 45-minute sessions with groups of 15 students or less.

STRATEGY

Introduction to the three rights (safe, strong, and free), adult support, peer support, assertiveness.

PEDAGOGY

Discussions, role plays, puppets, verbal and physical self-defense.

TOPICS

Peer assault (bullying), assault by a stranger, assault by a known adult.

AGE GROUP

Elementary school students (kindergarten to grade 6).

OTHER INFORMATION

Adaption of the program is also available for welcome, language, and other specificities classes.

Details

Short review sessions for the students at the last workshop with the facilitation team.

The teacher stays in the classroom during the workshop.

Workshop offered to adults before workshops offered to students (one for school staff and one for school parents). This information session includes a description of the workshops and our approach to prevention.

Trust, Solidarity, Respect

TOPICS

Mobilization, power to act, value motivating our actions.

STRATEGY

  • Broaden and deepen their recognition of aggression.
  • Broaden their perception of the role that each can play in an assault.
  • Evaluate their actions and decisions, and their impact on their lives and those of others.
  • Think about their power and how to use it to prevent assault.

FORMAT

90-minute workshop offered over two periods.

AGE GROUP

Grades 5 and 6 for student who have already received CAP.

PEDAGOGY

Discussions, role plays and puppets, verbal and physical self-defense.

Details

The Montreal Aggression Prevention Center set up a program in 2002 to meet a need expressed by schools.

The teacher stays in the classroom  during the workshop.

It is inspired by the same philosophy of “empowerment”. Based on what CAP-ESPACE has learned, the workshop looks at other social situations and other places where children can suffer or commit certain forms of aggression.

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