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Child Assault Prevention Education

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We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The next training begins October 2022.

Read below to see if becoming a volunteer Prevention Specialist for our Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Program is right for you!

About the CAP Program:
Each year the CAP Program presents workshops to students in Newton and Brookline elementary schools. The CAP Prevention Specialists work in three-person teams to deliver the CAP curriculum in 90 minute workshops during school hours. This program teaches children simple strategies to reduce vulnerability to assault and violence by presenting basic, age-appropriate, skill-oriented workshops that focus on bullying between children, stranger safety, and sexual assault by known persons.

The workshops consist of facilitated discussion and role-plays for each of the topics. It ends with "Review Time" when the children are offered the opportunity to talk 1:1 with the Prevention Specialists.

Time Commitment:
Attend all sessions of the training between October and December 2022. Dates to be determined.
Present 2 to 3 ninety-minute classroom workshops monthly from January to April 2023 (this is scheduled based on your availability)
Attend 3-4 in-service trainings during the school year

Training provides information on child abuse and neglect and its impact on society, includes role play and facilitation practice, and opportunities to observe classroom workshops led by experienced Prevention Specialists. The training strengthens your skills in listening and responding to children in support of their safety.

*19 Continuing Education Credits available for MSWs. CEU's offered at no cost to social workers in exchange for commitment to volunteer for the entire school year.

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About Family ACCESS


492 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465, US

Mission Statement

Family ACCESS (formerly The Newton Community Service Center) strengthens families and the community in Newton, Waltham and surrounding areas by providing programs that support healthy child development, enable parents to balance work and family life, promote effective parenting and encourage volunteerism. The agency actively engages a racially, economically and culturally diverse population.


Since 1907, Family ACCESS has served the diverse needs of children and families from Newton, Waltham, and surrounding communities with educational programs and a network of support services.

Our four distinct, well-integrated program areas include:

  • Early educational and child care
  • Family counseling, education and support
  • Child abuse prevention
  • Volunteer service opportunities for adults 55+
We have developed an ability to foster the type of nurturing parent/child and teacher/student relationships that enhance childhood development. For more than twenty years, we have also conducted educational programs that focus on children's personal safety. Through our SOAR 55 program, we engage and train older adults to provide our community with valuable volunteer services.

Family ACCESS programs, led by passionate prfessionals produce these outcomes;

  • Stronger family attachments
  • Increased early literacy and improved language skills
  • Improved parenting skills for new and young parents


Children & Youth
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We'll work with your schedule.


Family ACCESSNewton and Brookline, MA 02465



  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 21 hours of initial training and 5-7.5 hours per month January - April

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