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Join Our ‘Plant a Pinwheel Celebration’

APRIL 2017 — LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council will host its Plant a Pinwheel Celebration at noon on Wednesday, April 5, at the Howell Carnegie Library on 314 W. Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell. This annual Livingston County event coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Music Voices of Voyager Choir from […]

Spring Volunteer Training Starts in April

Our volunteer training graduates serve in a variety of areas LACASA Center offers its comprehensive volunteer training program twice a year. Registration for the Spring Volunteer Training Program is now open. Our volunteer training begins on Thursday, April 20, 2017. LACASA staff members will be on hand to facilitate sessions that will give you all […]

Workshop on Child Sexual Abuse Slated

Prevention Program Set for March 22 LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council invites Livingston County residents to attend a free workshop about ways to help prevent child sexual abuse in the community. The Stewards of Children workshop is an evidence-based program that teaches adults five steps to protecting children. This half-day program is critical […]

EVENT: Digital Impact on Child Development

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 8 a.m – 12 p.m. LESA,  1425 W. Grand River Ave., Howell A growing […]

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 […]

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

LACASA Earns Top Ranking in State Audit

State of Michigan Oversight Board Releases Audit Rankings November 2016 — LACASA Center has been awarded a 100 Percent Ranking on its State Quality Assurance Audit by the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board (MDSVPTB). “This is an amazing accomplishment,” said Karen Porter, quality assurance director of the MDSVPTB. “Especially for an […]

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally was written and published by LACASA in September, 2012. It is updated regularly with links to relevant articles as they appear in the press. You will find the links at the bottom of this post. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football […]