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Child Abuse Workshops Slated for Nov. 1


Morning Session: Mandated Reporter Training

 8:30 am – noon

(Registration & breakfast 8 – 8:30 am)

Afternoon Session: Stewards of Children Workshop

1 – 4 pm

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

Lunch available between sessions. Space is limited; advance reservations required.

Event Location

LESA – 1425 W. Grand River, Howell

Registration Deadline

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 (See more info below)

These workshops are 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.

Registration Information

Attendees can register for one session or both for a flat registration fee of $20. Those who are attending both the morning and afternoon sessions will be provided lunch.

Registration and payment due by Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. For questions please contact Holly Naylor at 517-548-1350 or

Send registration form and a check payable to LACASA to: LACASA, Attn: CAP Council, 2895 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI  48843.

View & download: Registration Form >>

What participants say about…

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. Thank you so much for educating me!”

“Very informative, thorough presentation!”

“Very important information for all teachers to hear.”

Stewards of Children Program

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!”


These events 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

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