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Gratitude to ‘Taste of Twilight’ Participants

Gratitude to ‘Taste of Twilight’ Participants

TWILIGHT 2014: Many thanks to our “Twilight in the Garden” sponsors as well as the local chefs and restaurants who participated in “Taste of Twilight” this year. Everything was yummy! (See more photos below) #  Taste of Twilight – 2014 Awards Congratulations! Taste of Twilight Winner –Brunner’s Restaurant Committee’s Choice Award – Lakelands Golf & […]

Seminars Set for College-Bound Students

Seminars Set for College-Bound Students

College-bound students from Livingston County are invited to attend two free “College Safe” seminars this month on sexual assault awareness and prevention. The events are hosted by LACASA Center. The College Safe seminars will be held: Monday, July 28, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at Brighton District Library Thursday, July 31, from 5 – 7:30 […]

LACASA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Set

LACASA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Set

LACASA’s Sixth Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is a special evening when we have an opportunity to show our volunteers how important they are to our organization. The tireless efforts of our volunteers help change the lives of victims and survivors in a myriad of ways. We look forward to honoring our dedicated volunteers this year. […]

Costco Earns Our ‘Family Friendly Award’

Costco Earns Our ‘Family Friendly Award’

Costco Wholesale received LACASA’s 2014 “Family Friendly Award” for the company’s outstanding programs designed to help employees balance work-life-health issues. LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce work together each year to select a company deserving of the Family Friendly Award. The annual award recognizes local companies that encourage […]

Detroit News Features Our Safe Pet Place

Detroit News Features Our Safe Pet Place

APRIL 16, 2014 – The Detroit News released an article about LACASA’s Safe Pet Place this week on page one of the publication. The story discusses a national trend of domestic violence shelters: opening, or working to open, on-site facilities that house the family pets of victims. For more than a decade, LACASA Center has had […]

LACASA On-Call Team Earns Recognition

LACASA On-Call Team Earns Recognition

APRIL, 2014  – LACASA Center recently was honored by the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office for defending crime victims’ rights. The annual awards ceremony is held every April as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Prosecutor’s Office recognized LACASA’s On-Call Response Team with the Above and Beyond Award. The LACASA Team provides around-the-clock aid to […]

LACASA Teen Council Creates Campaign

LACASA Teen Council Creates Campaign

LACASA’s Teen Advisory Council Creates Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign  MARCH, 2014 — Our Teen Advisory Council launches a new campaign in area high schools this month to raise awareness about issues surrounding sexual assault. The “No Means…” campaign incorporates the messages: “No excuses. No blurred lines.” and directly challenges  sentiments expressed in the popular song […]

‘Strengthening Families’ Course Starts Soon

‘Strengthening Families’ Course Starts Soon

LACASA’s Strengthening Families program, a 12-week course designed to help parents learn valuable parenting skills, is set to begin March 31, 2014. This family skills course is designed for parents with children ages 5 to 11-years-old. Participants explore effective communication styles, family problem-solving techniques, and stress management skills. Classes are held on Mondays from 5:15 to 8 p.m. in the LESA Building,1425 W. […]

‘Check the Box’ On Your 2013 Tax Returns

‘Check the Box’ On Your 2013 Tax Returns

CHALLENGE: Let’s be the county with the most residents who donate. We can show the state how much Livingston County cares about children in our community! As a Livingston County resident, you have the opportunity to make a small donation this tax season that will make a huge difference for children from our community. When […]

Become a ‘Drive Out Child Abuse’ Golf Sponsor

Become a ‘Drive Out Child Abuse’ Golf Sponsor

Dear Friend and Supporter, We invite you to help abused and neglected children from Livingston County by becoming a sponsor for our Drive Out Child Abuse Golf Scramble set for Friday, June 13, 2014, at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Pinckney. Your support helps children who cannot return home because it is not safe. These children live […]

LACASA Staff Insight
LACASA Staff

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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