Our Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council is offering two seminars in November to provide awareness and education about preventing child abuse in our community.

Mandated Reporter Training & Stewards of Children

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LESA – 1425 W. Grand River in Howell

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

Lunch available between sessions

Space is limited. Advance reservations required.

This training is 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.

Professionals had this to say about the

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. Than you so much for educating me!”

“Very informative, thorough presentation!”

“Very important information for all teachers to hear.”

…and this about Stewards of Children

“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!”

To register, contact Holly Naylor, LACASA’s CAP Council Coordinator, at 517-548-1350 or email her at hnaylor@lacasacenter.org

There is no charge for attending either of these awareness seminars, which are co-sponsored by the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. LACASA’s CAP is a designated local council of the Children’s Trust Fund.