THE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER OF LAPEER'S IMPACT
At the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County we recognize that there are proven steps we can take to protect our children. We believe that through advocacy, education, intervention, and treatment we can help reduce trauma to victims of child abuse.
Last year, CAC Lapeer served 316 new clients. We provided:
328 hours of Victim Advocacy services
265 hours of Counseling services
96 Forensic Interviews
42 SANE/SART Medicals
Demographics of clients served during 2016-2017 fiscal year:
Child abuse type referred during 2016-2017 fiscal year:
All services provided to victims and their families are free of charge. In 2018, we expect to serve more children and families across our programs, as victims and survivors speak up nationwide through #MeToo and other advocacy initiatives.
As stated above, last year The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer provided 328 victim advocacy services. In addition to those services, CAC Lapeer provided prevention education to 3,080 students through our Prevention Program. Recently, CAC Lapeer has received grant funding to provide Lapeer County with two certified Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children Training facilitators. Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children training discusses the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children is an evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention, recognition, and intervention training which has been shown to change child-protective behaviors. In addition, CAC Lapeer has also developed a Leadership Club. At the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County, we believe that advocacy plays a fundamental role in promoting healthy development for children within our community. We believe that through our efforts we will reduce trauma to child victims of abuse. It is through our intervention, treatment, and prevention services that we believe we can make an impact within our community. The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County's Leadership Club and Stewards of Children training serve as an extension of these services and efforts in combating child abuse.
TO SIGN UP FOR A DARKNESS TO LIGHT TRAINING OR TO REQUEST A TRAINING, CLICK HERE. If you are interested in joining or volunteering with CAc's leadership club, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org