Elementary school children (Preschool program also available: ACT Preschool)
Age Group: Grades 1-6
Format: 75-minute workshop offered to each class, beginning with youngest grades
Themes: Rights, Peer violence (including bullying), Stranger Assault, Known Adult Assault
Strategies: Introduction to rights, Self-assertion, Peer support, Adult Support
Pedagogy: Discussion, role play, self-defense
Adult Workshops offered to staff (1) and parents and caregivers (1) prior to program delivery for students
Students will have access to short review sessions with facilitators following their workshops, in pre-arranged locations outside of classroom.
Teacher is asked to stay in classroom during the workshop, and if possible participate in role play (pre-arranged)
JK and SK: 3 short sessions with smaller groups and review time following each session (in classroom). Teacher present, and additional tools used: puppets, songs, games, etc.)
The CAP Project was created in 1978 by a local sexual assault center in Columbus, Ohio. It has been offered to millions of children all over the world.
In offering the CAP Project for elementary schools and preschool students, COPA is affiliated with ICAP (the International Center for Assault Prevention).