VSAAC’s Youth Community Action Program (CAP

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What is the CAP Program?
VSAAC’s CAP program is designed to address the problem of gambling addiction and other risky behaviors among youth in the Lower Naugatuck Valley Community. The CAP program uses a peer to peer support, advocacy and prevention model that teaches youth to identify other at risk youth and provide assistance via outreach and referral.

What are the CAP Program Goals and Objectives?
GOAL #1: EDUCATE MIDDLE AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH ABOUT ADDICTIONS AND PREVENTION Objective 1: Educate youth about brain development and function, and how addiction affects the brain and body. Objective 2: Raise awareness about the impact of addictions on our society and the necessity for prevention and intervention. GOAL #2: EDUCATE MIDDLE AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH TO RECOGNIZE GAMBLING, DRUG, AND/OR ALCOHOL PROBLEMS IN THEIR PEERS Objective 1: Objective 2: Objective 3: Objective 4: Objective 5: Teach the specifics of all aspects of gambling Teach the specifics of all aspects of tobacco Teach the specifics of all aspects of alcohol Review information about other drugs, both legal and illegal Discuss laws regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

GOAL #3: TO TEACH YOUTH OF MIDDLE AND/OR HIGH SCHOOL AGE HELPING SKILLS Objective 1: Discuss listening skills Objective2: Discuss ways to approach and raise concerns about problems

Who Can Participate?
VSAAC’s CAP program is open to any youth group in the Lower Naugatuck Valley Community. Participation in the CAP program is free of charge. For more information, or to schedule a training for your youth group, contact VSAAC at (203) 736-8566 today!

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