407-739-4150  office@seym.org

Next CAPP Training: Saturday, April 11th

at the SEYM Gathering, Fruitland Park, FL

Volunteers are needed for SEYM’s Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP). It takes a large number of CAPP trained & registered Youth Workers to fully support our active youth program— people who can be present at a Youth Program workshop at the Gathering or other Youth Program event, or who can simply be available should need arise. We are required to have at least two adults with a child, or children, at all times, at least one of whom is CAPP registered.

If you want to volunteer to be an SEYM registered Youth Worker, you are invited to take the CAPP Training at 2:30 pm, Saturday, April 19th. Trainings are also offered at other SEYM events throughout the year.

See ‘Becoming a registered SEYM Youth Worker’ below.

About the SEYM Child Abuse Prevention Program (C.A.P.P.)

Thanks to our staff of SEYM CAPP-registered, dedicated volunteers, we are able to have a Youth Program that offers our young people a full schedule of fun, creative, and enriching activities at our gatherings!

Our SEYM Youth Program is organized and operates according to the Southeastern Yearly Meeting Child Abuse Prevention Training Manual & Procedures. The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) ensures that everyone, children, parents, Youth Program Workers, and Youth Program Coordinators alike, can feel safe and free to focus on having a wonderful time at our events.

Our CAPP training is designed to give our Youth Program Workers the tools, support and empowerment to create a caring space where each child can explore their creativity, playfulness, feelings and ideas, and learn what it is to be a Friend.

Becoming a registered SEYM Youth Worker

There are four pieces of the registration process:

• Complete the Application Form. Print out and complete the two parts of the form, ‘Permission to Obtain a Background Check’ and ‘References’, and mail them to: SEYM, P.O.Box 1062, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731.

• Read the SEYM Child Abuse Prevention Training Manual & Procedures. You may read it online or download it here, or you may request a ring-bound copy from the office. When you have finished reading the Manual, contact the CAPP Coordinator to schedule your training.

• Take the Training. The training covers child abuse prevention, bullying prevention, and other topics. Total training time is estimated to be about 1 hour.

• Turn in your Training Verification form.

Approval by CAPP Review Committee, which consists of: The Secretary, CAPP Coordinator and one other appointed Friend

All information regarding your application and registration process is kept totally and strictly confidential; and files are kept in a locked safe in our locked storage unit. 

If you have any questions, please contact the SEYM Office: Susan Wade, SEYM Administrative Secretary

Thank you for helping your Yearly Meeting protect the children in our care!

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Volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to spend just a few hours a year with our young Friends and assist Youth Program leaders at Half Yearly Meeting and/or the Yearly Meeting Gathering as certified SEYM Youth Workers. Volunteers are screened and trained through our SEYM Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP).