Council for the Prevention of 
    Child Abuse and Neglect,
    CPCAN Jackson

CPCAN Jackson works to prevent child abuse and     
neglect in the Jackson community.

Strong, healthy children are the foundation of a     
successful, productive society. CPCAN programs are     
aimed at helping all children grow up in safe,    
nurturing homes. 

Practical, parent-centered programs offer plenty of 
one-on-one interaction. Topics include child             
development, age-appropriate discipline techniques and strategies for dealing with stress.

Learn more about CPCAN's programs to strengthen families and protect children.

Become a member with a $25 gift!
Make a one-time donation in memory or in honor
of a loved one.

Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

Call the hotline day or night to report suspected abuse or neglect. All calls are anonymous.

 September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month Puts Focus on Preventing Infant Deaths

September is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month and to recognize this important observance, The Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, (CPCAN) is reminding parents and caregivers of techniques that can help to substantially reduce the infant death rate in Michigan.

After years of significant decline, Michigan’s infant death rate has held relatively steady since 2003, indicating that not all parents and caregivers are getting the message about safe sleep practices. By eliminating just the unsafe sleep deaths, Michigan’s infant mortality rate could be reduced below the national average.

All babies should always be placed to sleep on their backs, never on their sides or tummies, in their own crib. Other lifesaving steps parents and caregivers can take to protect their baby include:

    • Never put the baby to sleep with adults or other children as the              practice exponentially increase the chance of a tragedy occurring.

    • Put babies in cribs of their own, never on adult beds,  pillows or            couches.
    • Use a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet.
    • Ensure that the crib does not contain any extra items including              pillows, crib bumpers, and stuffed animals and use a safe sleep            sack instead of blankets.
    • Place the baby to sleep on his or her back, not on the stomach or          side.
    • Do not overheat the baby.
    • Make certain that no one smokes around the baby.

Please click here to see helpful Safety Tips or check out our Facebook page

Also, watch this informative video below on the 
Michigan ACE's Initiative

YouTube Video

Purchase a Promise Card 

  For that special child in your life purchase a Promise Card. All proceeds go to supporting our mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. 

For more information contact Travis J Barnett at 
517-788-4239 or email him at


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