The Power of Hello

The last week has given us much to talk about.  The blizzard of 2015 (or the non blizzard depending on where you were) and the Super Bowl.  We went into the Super Bowl hyped on stories of Deflategate.  I, for one never knew that so much thought went into air pressure...

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Welcome to the new S.U.S.S. Site!

Welcome to the new S.U.S.S. Site!

Thanks for checking out our new site! We are so proud of the work that all of our Students United for Safe Schools teams have done over the past three years. We at Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) have watched this program grow and really feel that this is the beginning of a movement. I can’t help think of the motto that one of our first S.U.S.S. teams at Comsewogue High School adopted: “Schools will change when students are ready to change them.”

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Educators Newsletter

Welcome back! Although school has been out these past couple of months, the CAPS office has been hard at work preparing for the new year ahead - reviewing and updating all of our preventionthrough-education programs. Each of our programs has undergone a rigorous...

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Why Kindness Counts

I recently came across a quote that resonated with me: “Whenever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” (Kevin Heath, CEO, More4Kids.) I keep thinking of past personal and professional experiences where...

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Definitions Do Matter

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended a uniform definition of the word bullying to assist schools and communities in understanding when bullying occurs and to help determine if bullying prevention efforts are effective. The CDC defines bullying as...

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