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

 

For Adults:

 

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN®: An evidence-informed, award-winning two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Volunteers
Format: (2) 30 min. video segments with facilitated discussion between segments.
Length: 2 Hours

Recognizing & Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect: Prepares the learner to recognize other forms of child abuse and neglect, and teach them how to respond as a mandated reporter.
Intended Audience: Mandated Reporters, Volunteers
Format: Lecture, video, small group discussion, Role Play Scenarios
Length: 2 Hours, varies.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Learn about the root cause of commercial sexual exploitation, recognize risk factors for potential victims, and understand how to prevent children/teens from being exploited.
Intended Audience: Parents, Parents & Teens Combined
Format: Lecture, small group discussion, video
Length: 1 Hour [Parents & Teens Combined version 2 hours]

Healthy Touch for Children & Youth: Learn guidelines for healthy touch and safe, respectful ways to interact with children at home and in youth-serving settings.
Intended Audience: Parents, caregivers, mandated reporters, volunteers.
Format: Video, small group discussion.
Length: 1-2 Hours

Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations: Prepares the learner to make interventions that reinforce boundaries and protects children.
Intended Audience: General Interest, Parents, Volunteers
Format: Video, Small Group Discussion
Length: 1 Hour

Mandated Reporter: Instructs professionals (required by state law) to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect on how to recognize and report those suspicions.
Intended Audience: Mandated Reporters, Volunteers
Format: Self-Paced Online OR In-Person Lecture
Length: Online (20-30 min), In-Person (2 Hours)

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For Children & Teens


Body Safety Training: Empower children to develop a sense of bodily autonomy, enforce boundaries, and protect themselves from abusers and abusive behavior.
Intended Audience: Preschool – 5th grade.
Format: Lecture, roleplay, video, small group discussion.
Length: Varies depending on age group. 15 min – 30 min.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Learn about the root cause of commercial sexual exploitation, recognize risk factors for potential victims, and understand how to prevent children/teens from being exploited.
Intended Audience: Teens
Format: Lecture, small group discussion, video
Length: 1 Hour

Second Step: Child Protection Unit: Protect children from all walks of life, all over the world. It includes training, guidance, and resources for administrators, teachers, counselors, and families. Student lessons are age-appropriate and designed for Early Learning through Grade 5 classrooms.
Intended Audience: Preschool – 5th Grade
Format: Weekly lessons last about 15 min., designed for emergent use over the course 6 weeks.

Safer, Smarter Teens (Middle School): The curriculum teaches students how to recognize danger and how to use their personal power to say “no,” get help, and set boundaries. Middle school students learn about the warning signs of unsafe situations and what actions they can take to reduce risks, stay safe, and access help.
Intended Audience: Middle School Students
Format: Weekly lessons last about 30 min., designed for emergent use over the course 6 weeks.

Safer, Smarter Teens (High School): The high school curriculum addresses personal safety and the balance of power in relationships and topics such as sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and dating violence. This curriculum will empower students to know what to do in an unsafe situation, who to turn to for help, and how to help a friend in need.
Intended Audience: High School Students
Format: Weekly lessons last about 60 min., designed for emergent use over the course 6 weeks.

Healthy Boundaries/Healthy Relationships: Condensed version of Safer, Smarter Teens.
Intended Audience: Teens
Format: Lecture, small group discussion
Length: 1 Hour, Varies

 

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Community Outreach Team

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Support for CARE House's Child Abuse Prevention Education programming comes from The Children's Foundation, The Children's Trust Fund of Michigan, The Jewish Fund, and the Robert F. Beard Charitable Foundation.

 

 

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

2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Marla Feldman - Chair
S. Eliot Weiner - Vice Chair
Amber Stack - Treasurer
Murry Pierce - Secretary

Denise Abrash
Kathy Abrash
Jeana Asmaro
Diane K. Bert, PhD
Ashley Boday
Nikki Braddock
Melody Bryant
Christopher Corden
Gregory Eichbrecht
Elise Guidos
Renee McLeod
Frederick Morsches
Kevin Mulcahy
Lt. Wendy Reyes
Dino Rotondo
Gabrielle L. Sims
Shannon Striebich
Cathy Weissenborn
Barbara Whittaker

CARE House's Administrative and Program Directors

Blythe Tyler, President and CEO

Tricia Schuster, Vice President, Programs

Brenda Baker-Mbacke, Director of CASA

Holly Banes, Clinical Director

Yvonne Cameron, Director of Intervention

Trey Hart, Director of Communications and Grants

Chad Ozias, Director of Philanthropy

Billie Ragland, Director of Community Education

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

 

 

Mandated Reporters - Helping Protect Michigan's Most Vulnerable

 

Disproportionality of Child Welfare in Michigan