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Join Our ‘Spring Cleaning’ Donation Drive

Give your tucked-away treasures and gently-loved favorites a fresh start. Donate them to the LACASA Collection, a new upscale resale store that we will be opening soon in Howell. Our “Spring Cleaning Donation Drive” is going on now to help stock the shop, where all proceeds will stay local and help victims of abuse. Donation […]

Register to Play in Our Celebrity 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 Photo & Autograph Session will be held after the game. Bring something you want to have autographed! Register Now >> For more information, contact […]

CAP Kids’ Fair Set for June 3 & 4

Free Family Event LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council will hold its annual CAP Kids’ Fair on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pinckney’s Art in the Park Festival. “The CAP Kids’ Fair is one of our most fun events of the year,” said Holly Naylor, […]

Nurturing Parenting Program Starts in June

Nurturing Parenting Program Starts in June

Our eight-week Nurturing Parenting Series starts Wednesday, June 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. at LACASA Center. This is an award-winning, nationally recognized program for parents of young children, from newborn to 11 years old. (For parents only. We regret we cannot provide child care.) Parents will learn more about empathy, appropriate expectations, positive discipline, power and […]

Job Position Open for Assailant Counselor

Assailant Counselor – Part-time MAY 2017 — We are seeking an Assailant Counselor who will co-facilitate our Assailant Intervention Group. This is a one-day-a-week position, which is split between the mornings and evenings.  Our Assailant Counselor opening is a professional human service position that requires both clinical and administrative skills. We are seeking specific abilities […]

‘Champion for Children’ Recipient Announced

APRIL, 2017 — LACASA Center’s Champion for Children award recipient was named recently at the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council’s Power of One Luncheon at the Howell Opera House. Robin Schutz was chosen as this year’s winner in honor of her personal and professional commitment to working for children and her tireless efforts to bring […]

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 […]

Charity Boutique on Horizon for LACASA

Donation Drive Starts in January DECEMBER, 2016 — LACASA Center will open a charity resale boutique next year and is launching a “Shop with Dignity Donation Drive” beginning in January, 2017. “We are excited about this new venture,” said Bobette Schrandt, LACASA’s president and CEO. “It will not only benefit the community, but will help […]

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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: […]