Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Program

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Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Program

The Maxine Waters Act of 1984 mandates Child Abuse Prevention Education for public school children at four points in their school careers. For over twenty years, the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center has been providing CAP Program presentations to students on the Monterey Peninsula. Since the opening of the Salinas office in 2007, MCRCC has also implemented this program throughout schools in Salinas and South County.  

CAP Program presentations are a series of workshops that are offered to students in 1st, 3rd, and 6th grade in public elementary schools. The program uses age appropriate language, and addresses the following topics:

  • Personal safety
  • 3 Safety Steps (Say no, walk away, and tell someone)
  • Stranger awareness
  • Safe / Unsafe touch
  • Identify trusted adults

Additionally, MCRCC provides teacher and parent presentations upon request.