Community Spotlight Member: Kolby Miller

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

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....

Central Michigan University returns to CAC Lapeer

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

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...