40 years of helping children.
40 years of helping children.

Child abuse is a topic no one wants to talk about.

It's uncomfortable. It's embarrassing. It draws attention to how vulnerable we are as parents and as communities.

But just imagine the impact we could have if we all talked openly about this problem. When we talk about the issue of child abuse and take steps to keep children safe, we can create responsible, proactive communities where there is no place for perpetrators to have access to abuse children.

We believe in our vision to impact the safety of every child in Oakland County.
By attending our free child abuse prevention trainings, you help us bring that vision closer to reality.

Let's talk about it...

Click here for information on our Prevention Programs for Families

Click here for information on our Online Mandated Reporter Training

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Body Safety

Audience: Children and teenagers; adults/parents; teachers

Duration: 90 minutes

Description: Provides a basic overview of common child safety concerns, and empowers young people to "Be the Boss" over their own bodies.

 

CAREing 4 Kids

Audience: Adults/parents

Duration: 90 minutes

Description: Provides a basic overview of the issues surrounding child abuse: who are perpetrators; the grooming process; recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse in children; the short term and long term consequences of child abuse; and how to prevent abuse and report suspicions.

 

Human Trafficking

Audience: Adults/parents; middle school-aged children; teachers

Duration: 120 minutes, with breaks

Description: Helps attendees to define the epidemic of human trafficking; to understand its negative impact; to identify and engage with victims; and the basics of mandated reporting.

 

Mandated Reporter

Audience: Mandated Reporters

Duration: 90 minutes

Description: Mandated Reporters are individuals who are, due to their profession, required by law to report any and all suspicions of child abuse and neglect. Michigan's Child Protection Law currently recognizes a variety of professions as Mandated Reporters, including all medical and dental personnel; all school personnel; social workers, counselors and therapists; law enforcement officers; child care providers; and clergy. Pending the passage of new child protection legislation, the number of recognized Mandated Reporters is likely to grow, and the penalty for failing to report knowledge is likely to increase. This training includes an overview of issues related to child abuse and neglect, teaches Mandated Reporters how to report in compliance with the Michigan Child Protection Law, and offers guidance on what to do and not to do after reporting.

 

Stewards of Children

Audience: Adults/parents

Duration: 120 minutes, with breaks

Description: Developed by Darkness 2 Light, this multimedia training combines an informaitonal presentation with testimonial videos to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues related to child abuse and neglect, and how attendees can prevent the children in their own lives from being abused.

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Pinwheels are a symbol of childhood. Their bright colors and whimsical design remind us of the carefree joys of youth.

 

Unfortunately, not all children get to experience lives of carefree joy. 1 in 10 of them will be sexually abused before they turn 18.

 

In April, for Child Abuse Prevention Month, we plant pinwheel gardens as a visual reminder of the childhood every kid deserves to have.

 

CARE House is partnering with local businesses and schools to plant 200 pinwheel gardens throughout Oakland County for April 2019. If you'd like to join us in our Pinwheels for Prevention effort, please fill out the form below.

 

 

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Pinwheels for Prevention – the symbol of a carefree, safe, and happy childhood and that proceeds will go toward supporting our prevention programs.

 

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Pinwheels for Prevention – the symbol of a carefree, safe, and happy childhood and that proceeds will go toward supporting our prevention programs.

 

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CARE House is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders:

2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Marla Feldman - Chair
S. Eliot Weiner - Vice Chair
Donald R. Kegley, Jr - Treasurer
Murry Pierce - Secretary

Denise Abrash
Kathy Abrash
Jeana Asmaro
Diane K. Bert, PhD
Nikki Braddock
Melody Bryant
David Charlip
Christopher Corden
Kevin Cronin
Vincent Giovanni
Elise Guidos
Susan Ivanovic, MD
Capt. Michael Johnson
Lisa MacDonald
Renee McLeod
Frederick Morsches
Lisa A. Payne
Maryclare Pulte
Hon. Henry Saad
Gabrielle L. Sims
Amber Stack
Shannon Striebich
Stacy Sturgill
Kathleen Trott
Cathy Weissenborn
Barbara Whittaker

CARE House's Administrative and Program Directors

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County of Oakland

Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol

Coordinated Investigative Team Approach

 

 

Please register for ONE of the following trainings on the updated protocol. The training dates are:

 

Date: November 5, 2018

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Oakland Schools

 

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Date: February 7, 2019

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Oakland Schools

 

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Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 4:00-7:00pm

Location: Oakland Schools