Time to put our thinking CAP on

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

What is CAP? What does CAP (Crime Activity Prevention) have to do with schools, anti-bullying kits or parenting programs? I can understand the confusion. A crime prevention program focuses on preventing crime....right? Wrong!

Looking at the social determinants of crime before it happens is a positive way to deal with such issues. Such programs assist in reducing the probability of the number of youth making negative choices in their lives.

CAP was launched more than a year ago in Flamborough to meet the unique and specific needs that residents deemed important. Certainly, crime prevention is one of them, including issues such as educating the community in better protecting themselves in situations of break and enters, vandalism, graffiti, and so on. CAP has held community meetings on the above topics and will continue to do so again this year.

What does a parenting class have to do with anything? CAP completed a community and school survey to find out what the needs and concerns of Flamborough were. You gave us those answers and we have worked very hard to meet those specified needs (check out our website for details www.infoflam.on.ca/cap). We have helped to increase police visibility, added more police officers to the Flamborough beat, worked with our officers and the community more closely to be able to work together as a team, held community meetings, attended school council meets and much more.

It was from a direct request from this community as well as the school community that parenting skills and lack of respect by youth were identified as a big issue. In response, CAP has delivered and is making parenting classes available for parents of pre-teens/teens and parents of children ages 5 years and under. These six-week classes are aimed at helping parents be better parents and enhancing parenting skills. Our first classes at the YMCA were received with great enthusiasm.

I am available to come to any school's council meetings to present our information and tell you about what CAP has to offer. CAP also has a fantastic anti-bullying kit that is currently being lent out to any school that wants it. This kit has met with great success also and is booked by three different schools right now. CAP's parenting classes and the kit are free of charge.

CAP is also helping out with several Flamborough schools' social skills programs. I have been working closely with some teachers and principals to help with ideas and resources.

Karen Brown is co-ordinator for the Crime Activity Prevention (CAP) program. She can be reached at Flamborough Community and Information Services, 905-689-7880.

Time to put our thinking CAP on

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

What is CAP? What does CAP (Crime Activity Prevention) have to do with schools, anti-bullying kits or parenting programs? I can understand the confusion. A crime prevention program focuses on preventing crime....right? Wrong!

Looking at the social determinants of crime before it happens is a positive way to deal with such issues. Such programs assist in reducing the probability of the number of youth making negative choices in their lives.

CAP was launched more than a year ago in Flamborough to meet the unique and specific needs that residents deemed important. Certainly, crime prevention is one of them, including issues such as educating the community in better protecting themselves in situations of break and enters, vandalism, graffiti, and so on. CAP has held community meetings on the above topics and will continue to do so again this year.

What does a parenting class have to do with anything? CAP completed a community and school survey to find out what the needs and concerns of Flamborough were. You gave us those answers and we have worked very hard to meet those specified needs (check out our website for details www.infoflam.on.ca/cap). We have helped to increase police visibility, added more police officers to the Flamborough beat, worked with our officers and the community more closely to be able to work together as a team, held community meetings, attended school council meets and much more.

It was from a direct request from this community as well as the school community that parenting skills and lack of respect by youth were identified as a big issue. In response, CAP has delivered and is making parenting classes available for parents of pre-teens/teens and parents of children ages 5 years and under. These six-week classes are aimed at helping parents be better parents and enhancing parenting skills. Our first classes at the YMCA were received with great enthusiasm.

I am available to come to any school's council meetings to present our information and tell you about what CAP has to offer. CAP also has a fantastic anti-bullying kit that is currently being lent out to any school that wants it. This kit has met with great success also and is booked by three different schools right now. CAP's parenting classes and the kit are free of charge.

CAP is also helping out with several Flamborough schools' social skills programs. I have been working closely with some teachers and principals to help with ideas and resources.

Karen Brown is co-ordinator for the Crime Activity Prevention (CAP) program. She can be reached at Flamborough Community and Information Services, 905-689-7880.

Time to put our thinking CAP on

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

What is CAP? What does CAP (Crime Activity Prevention) have to do with schools, anti-bullying kits or parenting programs? I can understand the confusion. A crime prevention program focuses on preventing crime....right? Wrong!

Looking at the social determinants of crime before it happens is a positive way to deal with such issues. Such programs assist in reducing the probability of the number of youth making negative choices in their lives.

CAP was launched more than a year ago in Flamborough to meet the unique and specific needs that residents deemed important. Certainly, crime prevention is one of them, including issues such as educating the community in better protecting themselves in situations of break and enters, vandalism, graffiti, and so on. CAP has held community meetings on the above topics and will continue to do so again this year.

What does a parenting class have to do with anything? CAP completed a community and school survey to find out what the needs and concerns of Flamborough were. You gave us those answers and we have worked very hard to meet those specified needs (check out our website for details www.infoflam.on.ca/cap). We have helped to increase police visibility, added more police officers to the Flamborough beat, worked with our officers and the community more closely to be able to work together as a team, held community meetings, attended school council meets and much more.

It was from a direct request from this community as well as the school community that parenting skills and lack of respect by youth were identified as a big issue. In response, CAP has delivered and is making parenting classes available for parents of pre-teens/teens and parents of children ages 5 years and under. These six-week classes are aimed at helping parents be better parents and enhancing parenting skills. Our first classes at the YMCA were received with great enthusiasm.

I am available to come to any school's council meetings to present our information and tell you about what CAP has to offer. CAP also has a fantastic anti-bullying kit that is currently being lent out to any school that wants it. This kit has met with great success also and is booked by three different schools right now. CAP's parenting classes and the kit are free of charge.

CAP is also helping out with several Flamborough schools' social skills programs. I have been working closely with some teachers and principals to help with ideas and resources.

Karen Brown is co-ordinator for the Crime Activity Prevention (CAP) program. She can be reached at Flamborough Community and Information Services, 905-689-7880.