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FALL 2012: LACASA’s Volunteer Training Graduates

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and adults from Livingston County, this is an ideal opportunity for you to contribute your skills and talents.

Our 8-session training program (see schedule below) provides in-depth information about how child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault impact our community.

You will learn about our services, programs and fundraising events throughout the training program. At the conclusion of training, you will select an area of service to begin your volunteer activities.

All training sessions are held at LACASA, 2895 W. Grand River Ave., in Howell.

Please contact Nicole Matthews-Creech, Community Education Director, to reserve your place in training by calling (517) 548-1350 or emailing her at


Introduction & Orientation: Tuesday, March 5, from 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Domestic Violence: Tuesday, March 12, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Impact of Domestic Violence & Child Abuse: Thursday, March 14, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Sexual Abuse of Children & Sexual Assault Issues: Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Survivor & Community Panel: Tuesday, March 19, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Cultural Competence & Crisis Intervention: Thursday, March 21, 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Role Play & On-Call Program: Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Program Specific Training: Tuesday, March 26, 6 – 8 p.m.

Volunteer interviews scheduled April 2 through April 23 by appointment.

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: […]