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.…
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…..
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….
Community Spotlight Member: Detective Robert Wells
Detective Sergeant Robert Wells has served with the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department for over twenty years, contributing much of his time, efforts, knowledge, and resources to serving and protecting the Lapeer County Community…..
Central Michigan University returns to CAC Lapeer
Over the weekend of February 17th & 18th, a group of ten college students from Central Michigan University’s Alternative Breaks Program volunteered at the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County (CAC Lapeer) marking the second year in which we have partnered with the University; the second year in which students traveled two hours to provide CAC Lapeer with helpful hands and compassionate hearts….
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…
The Impact of Violence
When hearing about child abuse, most people automatically think of physical and sexual abuse. However, witnessing violence can have….
Meet the Intern: Lindsay
My name is Lindsay and I grew up in Davison, MI and graduated from Davison High School in 2014. When I first graduated, I knew that I wanted to go to college but I was still undecided on what path I wanted to take. Eventually, I declared my major as soc…
Meet the Intern: Briana
Briana has been interning with us here at the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County for the last three months. During her time here, she has experienced a wide range of opportuniti…
A Survivor’s Story: Jenna Quinn
Jenna Quinn is a child sexual abuse survivor, author, TED speaker, and the namesake of Jenna’s Law. In 2009, Jenna’s Law was the first comprehensive child sexual abuse prevention education law that passed in the U.S named after a survivor. It requires that each school district adopt and implement a prevention policy that educates students, teachers, and parents on how to prevent, recognize, and report child sexual abuse. Now, over half the country has passed prevention….
Community Spotlight Member: Leigh Hauxwell
The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County (CAC Lapeer) would like to thank Leigh Hauxwell for all that she has contributed to the Center over the years. With her endless support we have continuously been able to provide Lapeer County with education, knowle….
15 Tips to Keeping Kids Safe
Children have the right to be safe. We want to spread awareness to protect children from harm. Below are a some tips for making sure your child is bei