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Volunteer Training Starts in October

LACASA Center offers its comprehensive volunteer training program twice a year. Registration for the Fall Volunteer Training Program is now open.

Our volunteer training begins on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. LACASA staff members will be on hand to facilitate sessions that will give you all of the skills needed to volunteer in any of our programs, with the exception of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates, which has a separate training program held twice a year).

LACASA’s volunteer training provides in-depth information on how child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault affect our community and how you can help.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Matthews-Creech for questions or to reserve your place in training at or call her at 517-548-1350.

Space is limited, so please register early.

Completion of all sessions in their entirety are required to volunteer in a direct service capacity. Training sessions are held at LACASA Center, 2895 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell.

Fall 2017 Training Schedule

  • Introduction & Orientation

     Thursday, Oct. 19    6 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Understanding Domestic Violence & Its Impact

Thursday, Oct. 26    6 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Child Abuse/Sexual Assault

Thursday, Nov. 2    6 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Survival Panel & Community Panel

     Thursday, Nov. 9   6 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Broadening Cultural Awareness & Crisis Intervention

Saturday, Nov. 11    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Flexible Learning Component

Weekly online modules will supplement on-site sessions

  • Volunteer placement interviews held from Nov. 13 – 30, 2017
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: […]