Child Abuse Prevention Service

Child Abuse Prevention Service

The Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS) was founded in 1973 with the aim of alleviating child abuse in all its forms. We believe prevention is better than a cure. Our programs are committed to enhancing family connectedness, improving child wellbeing and resilience.

CAPS provides support to thousands of families in crisis, children who have been abused, struggling parents, concerned members of the community, adult survivors of abuse and professionals working with children. The need:

International research indicates that children are vulnerable to abuse and harm, but that children with special needs and children living in remote locations, particularly Indigenous children, are especially vulnerable. For example, US and Canadian studies indicate Senn (1988) reported approximately 69% of girls and 30% of boys with intellectual disabilities may experience sexual abuse before the age of 18 years. Hard (1986) found that 68% of intellectually disabled girls had been sexually abused by the age of 18 years. Numerous Australian inquiries, such as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Sexual Abuse of Children (“Little Children Are Sacred” report) have also highlighted the particular vulnerability of Indigenous children and children living in remote locations.

CAPS operates a highly successful programs that directly prevents the above type of abuse, by community education initiatives including like Safe Children, Safe Families program, parent seminars and support groups, Nurturing Parent Program, parent education, and childcare educator and teacher professional development programs.  We provide exceptionally successful programs that are evidence based with results published on our website. 

CAPS´ office is situated in the inner west of Sydney where its head office is situated. The organisation delivers prevention and early intervention programs throughout Greater Sydney.  We work with expectant mother and parents with young children, We are currently exploring new programs based on the most recent research to help change lives for the better and for the next generation.  Give Now to help make the world a little bit better!

Please help us introduce the newest evidence based program to Australia. The Family Secure attachment Program aims to provide the best relationship enhancing program for new parents to be, parents with new borns and another toddlers and parents program.  These essential programs will help changeand improve the nature of our society if enough people get exposed and trained in the techniques.  Help us bring Family Secure Attachment program to Australia.  Give generously today to help our children have a better life and future.  

Contact Details

PO Box 1235

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