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‘Champion’ Award Recipient Announced

# Brown has long history of service DECEMBER 2016 – Local children’s advocate, Elaine Brown, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Champion for Children Award. The Champion for Children Award is a joint effort between LACASA’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Great Start Collaborative of Livingston County to recognize outstanding individuals […]

‘Tis the Season of Giving: Will You Help?

# Your gift this season is matched by the Kellogg Family Foundation # DECEMBER 2016 – Your contribution to LACASA Center will double this month due to the generosity of the Kellogg Family Foundation. The foundation is matching the first $20,000 in donations that we receive during December. That means your gift will go twice […]

Bordine’s Extravaganza Benefits LACASA

Bordine’s Extravaganza Benefits LACASA

Ladies Night Out! # Kick off your holiday season at the annual # Bordine’s Holiday Extravaganza # A benefit for LACASA Center # Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 # 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) 6347 Grand River Ave., Brighton # Tickets $20  ($10 goes directly to LACASA; $5+ goes back to you […]

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 […]

Nominate a Champion for Children!

We are Seeking Nominations for a Champion LACASA Center’s CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council and the Great Start Collaborative are asking for the Livingston County community’s help in submitting nominations for the 2016 Champion for Children award. Dedicated individuals can make a tremendous impact towards ensuring that Livingston County children grow up safe, healthy and […]

‘Let’s talk about it’ Community Forums Slated

Please Attend Our Domestic Violence Community Forums  LACASA Center is hosting two “Let’s talk about it” community forums on domestic violence this October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Members of LACASA’s Community Education Department will provide information on the dynamics of domestic violence, local statistics, services available at LACASA, and tools for community […]

CASA Expands; Seeks Volunteer Advocates

  Be a hero for a foster child Fall Volunteer Training Program Starts Soon SEPTEMBER 2016 — LACASA Center’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program recently received additional funding to expand and advocate for more children in Livingston County’s Abuse/Neglect Court System. The expansion means CASA of Livingston County is seeking additional applicants for its […]

CAP Council Earns Tier III Status

September, 2016 — LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council recently earned state-wide recognition along with an increase in funding from the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). The CAP Council provides awareness programs throughout Livingston County that teach members of the community how to help prevent child abuse and child sexual abuse. CTF promoted the […]

September is Infant Safe Sleep Month

Classes Available for Parents, Child Caregivers September is Safe Sleep Month in Michigan September is “Safe Sleep Month” in Michigan and LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council and the Livingston County Department of Public Health are working to raise awareness about infant safe sleep practices. “We want to make sure that everyone in Livingston […]

Please Come to Our 35th Anniversary Celebration!

You are invited… 35th Anniversary Open House Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4 – 7 p.m. LACASA Center, 2895 W. Grand River Ave., Howell We have a festive celebration planned to commemorate May 18, when LACASA officially was established as a nonprofit organization in 1981. Please drop by between 4 – 7 p.m. and be a […]

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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: […]