The New York Foundling’s Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) teaches children in New York City how to recognize, resist, and report abuse. CAPP partners with hundreds of New York City elementary schools each year to present its Child Safety Workshop, which uses life-size puppets in skits to educate children about their right to safety.
As schools continue to remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators and child welfare experts alike have expressed concern about the increased risk of sustained child abuse and maltreatment during this time. CAPP has put together a full library of resources, which can be accessed here.
The video PSA can also be accessed here.
For more than thirty years, the Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) has given children the tools they need to prevent and report child abuse. Using life-sized puppets to provide school children with safety information, CAPP’s Child Safety Workshops have reached more than half a million children across New York City.
CAPP’s goal is to ensure that all children receive their basic right to safety so that they can have the opportunity to grow and thrive.
Click here to learn more about the variety of programs and services the New York Foundling provides to the children and families of New York.