Inaugural Monthly E-newsletter                             December 2013

Thank you for your continued support of PEI Kids. The following e-newsletter is meant to keep you informed of current happenings at our organization. Enjoy!
Program Spotlight: Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Bullying Prevention Program to be Implemented in 3 Local Elementary Schools

Over the next several months, the PEI Kids prevention team will be implementing the CAP Bullying Prevention Program (CBPP) in three Hamilton Township elementary schools. Developed by the NJ Child Assault Prevention Project, the program was first introduced

in 1999; since that time over 150,000 students throughout the state have participated. This innovative program, designed for kindergarten to 8th grade, offers a comprehensive approach to the problem of bullying in schools. The entire school community works together in order to bring about a systemic cultural change within the school. Klockner, Sayen and Sunnybrae Elementary schools are enthusiastically participating in the CBPP for the first time this year. Taking a whole school approach to combat bullying behaviors, PEI Kid's prevention specialists will present workshops to staff, parents and students; they will be working in conjunction with the schools' safety teams to discuss the unique needs of the school community. The student workshops are designed to teach children about the problems and consequences of bullying for all members of their community, not just the victims. Students' opinions on bullying behaviors and attitudes will be gathered as part of the feedback critical to determining community response. Students will discuss their perceptions of bullying and create a list of suggestions for decreasing bullying for school administration.   


CAP's Bullying Prevention Program seeks to mobilize the school to

* raise awareness and identify types of bullying and harassment;
* encourage anti-bully/harassment policies;
* train adults in appropriate intervention strategies; and
* improve student communication, conflict resolution, problem solving and other social skills


To learn more about CAP's Bully Prevention program, click here. To find out how your school can participate in the program, contact Director of Primary Prevention Services Melody Powell at

Get Involved: Become an Enough Abuse Trainer

PEI Kids is currently recruiting volunteer trainers for our Enough Abuse Campaign. As a trainer, you will attend a two-day training, after which you will educate the Mercer County community on the prevention and warning signs of child sexual abuse. To date our trainers have educated over 500 adults in the Greater Mercer area. To learn more about this program and how you can participate, click here or contact Communication and Volunteer Management Coordinator Stephanie Holcomb at or 609-695-3739.
Event Update: 8th Annual Wine & Food Tasting, a Great Success! 

On the evening of Friday, October 18, 2013, PEI Kids hosted its 8th

Annual Food and Wine Tasting event, "A Fare to Remember," in an aircraft hangar at Ronson Aviation, Inc., a part of Mercer County Airport. Over 150 people attended the event to enjoy food and wine from over 20 food and wine vendors, including top vendor Shoprite Liquors of Pennington. Guests walked amidst exotic and luxury cars provided by Interstate Motorsport and aircraft. Top Sponsors for the event were Frontier Airlines and Ventura Wealth Management. The event raised over $ 20,000 for PEI Kids child abuse prevention and intervention services.


To see the article written about this event, click here. To learn how your business can participate as a vendor or sponsor next year, contact Development/PR Coordinator Jesse Elliot at or 609-695-3739, ext. 16.

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