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Mandated Reporter Training & Stewards of Children Workshop

 Thursday, November 12, 2015

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LESA – 1425 W. Grand River in Howell

Join Us for the Morning, Afternoon or Full-Day Program 

Lunch available between sessions 

Space is limited. Advance reservations required.

This Training is Recommended For:

  • School Administrators, Teachers and Counselors
  • Child Care Providers
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Clergy
  • Concerned Community Members

 Continuing Education Credits: SCHECHs pending for morning and afternoon sessions. Stewards of Children approved for 2.5 contact hours of continuing education credits for social workers.

Mandated Reporter Session

Signs & Symptoms of Abuse/Neglect

Knowing what to look for

Legal Requirements for Mandated Reporting

  • Who must report
  • what must be reported
  • When reports should be made
  • “Reasonable suspicion” defined
  • Protections for reporters
  • Consequences of failure to report

Inside CPS

  • How reports are handled
  • Criteria necessary to launch investigation
  • Categories of abuse
  • CPS procedures and protocol
  • What else can reporters do when abuse cannot be substantiated

Stewards of Children Session

Learn five critical steps to prevent, recognize, and react responsible to child sexual abuse in this evidence-based workshop.

This program utilizes video, workbook and group discussions to encourage community action.

Professionals had this to say about the

Mandated Reporter Training…

“David’s presentation was extremely important to me as I have never had this information presented and I have been a teacher for 9-1/2 years. Than you so much for educating me!”

“Very informative, thorough presentation!”

“Very important information for all teachers to hear.”

…and this about Stewards of Children

“This would be a very useful training for our entire staff.”

“Very informative seminar, atmosphere relaxed and speaker made us feel comfortable to ask and answer questions.”

“Well done. Everyone in community should have this training– parents, teachers, coaches, churches, everyone!”

To register, contact Holly Naylor, LACASA’s CAP Council Coordinator, at 517-548-1350 or email her at

There is no charge for attending either of these awareness seminars, which are co-sponsored by the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. LACASA’s CAP is a designated local council of the Children’s Trust Fund.   

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LACASA Staff Insight

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: […]