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Programs offered by the Montreal Assault Prevention Centre

Child Assault Prevention

We all have the right to be safe

The Child Assault Prevention (CAP) project for children teaches that we all have the right to be safe, strong and free and that assault need not be part of everyday life. CAP prepares children to recognize potentially dangerous situations, while teaching practical skills and strategies to face all situations of abuse: verbal, emotional, physical and sexual.

A young girl told us that she was walking on the street with a friend when a man ran out of his house, yelling at them. When he grabbed the little girl by the arm, she knew that she could hit him in the shin with her foot and when he let her go, she ran all the way home to tell her mother.

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Since 1984 the Montreal Assault Prevention Centre has presented its workshops to over 140,000 people.

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Action Self-Defense

for Women and Teenage Girls

Our ACTION self-defense course for women and teenage girls focuses on the most common types of assault women encounter: subtle as well as obvious forms of assault committed by known aggressors or by strangers.

ACTION demystifies assault and suggests effective and concrete prevention strategies.

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Intellectual Disability Workshop

Currently the MAPC offers assault prevention workshops for adolescents and adults with an intellectual disability. These groups can be a mix of boys and girls, men and women of different ages. Organisations may choose from workshops of two, four or eight sessions.

We also offer an information session for parents or caregivers. This session offers advice around our approach to prevention and a description of the workshop.

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Referral Service

If the services that we offer do not match your needs we will try to answer your questions or direct you to the resources that best correspond to your situation.

You may also consult the resource page on our web-site.