Child Assault Prevention program volunteers


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


570 Hillside AvenueNeedham, MA 02494


We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The next training begins October 29th.

Prevention Specialist for the Child Assault Prevention program:

Becoming a Prevention Sepcialist gives you the unique opportunity of presenting workshops to students in the Needham 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
  • sexual assault by known persons

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

Time Commmitment: Attend all training sessions and present 2 to 3 ninety minute classroom workshops monthly, October- May, for one school year. Attend 3- 4 in-service trainings during the school year.

Training provides information on child abuse and neglect and its impact on society. This includes role play and facilitation practice and opportunities to observe classroom workshops led by experienced prevention specialists. Training strengthens listening and responding skills to children in support of their safety.

For more information or an application, please visit our website or email Caren Nemtzow


  • Child Welfare
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours per month
  • 21 hours of training; 3-4 inservice trainings per year

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