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Emily Sznitka

Talking To A Screen

In today’s day and age technology—more specifically social media—has become an integrative part of society. Social media consists of apps like Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, EBay, Poshmark, Tinder, YouTube and Pinterest—to name a few….

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Emily Sznitka

How Do I Talk To My Child About Sexual Abuse?

As a parent or caregiver, we often feel we know our children like the back of our hands; that we are always prepared and always know what is best for them. With that being said, sometimes unforeseen circumstances unfortunately present themselves—and as an adult, we can even be caught off-guard…

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Play Therapy

I had the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer provided me with the opportunity  to visit Dr. Laura Hutchinson, (aka PlayDrMom). Dr. Hutchinson is a psychologist that specializes in children and play therapy.  On our visit we were able to see her office and the play therapy room…

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Human Trafficking and the Internet

Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery.  Criminals of sex trafficking such as pimps, johns, and madams use violence, threats, lies, money, drugs, and other forms of coercion to compel or force children and adults to engage in unwanted sexual acts against their will. The situations that sex trafficking victims face vary dramatically…

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Emily Sznitka

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

We know that it can be tempting to bring your baby to bed with you, or let your baby sleep in a bouncy seat just so you can get some rest. But the fact is that a baby dies every three days in Michigan and these deaths are 100% preventable.

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Emily Sznitka

Community Spotlight Member: Kolby Miller

As April is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness Month, The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County would like to take this opportunity to thank all community members, business partners, and other organizations that have continuously supported CAC Lapeer and its mission: to reduce trauma to children during the investigation and intervention of alleged sexual or severe physical abuse through advocacy, education, intervention, and treatment. At CAC Lapeer, we value every donation, every resource, every ounce of knowledge, and every one of our supporters…..

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Emily Sznitka

5 Steps to Prevent Child Abuse

It is highly likely that you know a child who has been or is currently being abused. Statistics show that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. At CAC Lapeer, we believe that adults are responsible for the safety of children and should be proactive against child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training have provided 5 steps to follow to provide simple and practical actions you can take to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse….

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Lauren Nicole

A Survivor’s Story: Joanna Tietz

As The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County, we are always so humbled when we have a survivor of childhood abuse contact us asking how they can have an impact and how they can help out.  Joanna Tietz is one of those people who reached out to us after her brother, Joshua Tietz, was sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting Joanna and her sister throughout their childhood.  It all began when Joanna was five years old and walked in…

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Emily Sznitka

The Impact of Violence

When hearing about child abuse, most people automatically think of physical and sexual abuse. However, witnessing violence can have….

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