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Register to Play in Our Celebrity Golf Outing

Mix & Mingle with Celebrities! Help Drive Out Child Abuse  Monday, June 19, 2017 Whispering Pines Golf Club 2500 Whispering Pines Drive, Pinckney $100 per person ♦ Contests  ♦ Prizes  ♦ Awards Be an Early Bird! Register by May 19 and you’ll be entered to win four Tigers Tickets! The winner’s name will be drawn […]

Local Libraries Display Clothesline Project

Survivors Express Feelings through Art We invite you to visit your local Livingston County library this month to view our 19th Annual Clothesline Project displays. LACASA constructs these displays each year as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our Community Education Department collaborates with the libraries to set […]

Take Local Action on Denim Day!

Show Your Colors on Denim Day LACASA Center invites individuals, businesses and organizations in Livingston County to participate in Denim Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  The Denim Day campaign began after an Italian Supreme Court ruling overturned a previous rape conviction. Justices in the case said that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, […]

LACASA Hosts Screening of ‘Audrie & Daisy’

Documentary Screening Be Ready for a Thoughtful Exchange of Ideas Film:   Audrie & Daisy Date:  Friday, May 5, 2017 Time:  7 p.m. Cost:  No charge Place:  Historic Howell Theater, 315 E. Grand River Ave., downtown Howell Afterward: Panel discussion and community forum follows the screening, hosted by LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council. Be ready for […]

EVENT: A Child’s Brain on Technology

LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council Call-to-Action Conference Presents This is Your Brain Online: The Impact of Digital Technology on Child Development, Resilience and Abuse Prevention Featuring Scott Becker, PhD Director, Michigan State University Counseling Center When & Where Thursday, May 11, 2017 Morning Session for Professionals: 8 a.m – 12 p.m. Afternoon Session for Parents: 1 […]

Mommologues Event Set for May 11

You’ll want to reserve your tickets early for this year’s “Mommologues: Tales from the Front,” an annual benefit for LACASA Center, set for Thursday, May 11, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Invite a friend or two and enjoy an evening of wit and wisdom as some of Livingston County’s most talented writers and creative […]

One Checkmark Helps Prevent Child Abuse

Donate $5 or more on Michigan Tax Form 4642 and the funds return directly to protect children in Livingston County.       Save Save Save

Hospital Donates $40k to Save SANE Program

 # St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Helps LACASA  # February 2017 — St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital recently donated $40,000 to LACASA’s Sexual Assault Response Center, which will enable the program to continue operating in Livingston County. “St. Joseph Mercy Livingston literally saved our program, which serves sexual assault victims and survivors from our community,” said […]

Kellogg Foundation Honored at Luncheon

February 17, 2017 — LACASA hosted a Gifts from the Heart open house luncheon today to celebrate its 12-year relationship with the Kellogg Family Foundation. The foundation, which has partnered with LACASA over the years to provide parent education classes and home visiting programs for at-risk families, has now expanded its support to other programs […]

Family Friendly Award Winner Named

Garden Gate Montessori Honored with Family Friendly Award LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council partnered with the Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize a Hartland Area business for going out of its way to enhance the lives of its employees and their families. Holly Naylor, CAP Council coordinator, presented the 2016 Family Friendly […]

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Why Children Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of child sexual abuse

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is updated regularly in the footnote section, which provides links to ongoing news about the Penn State Scandal and its aftermath. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: […]

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