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CPCAN and TLC Offer
Professional Development Training 
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

LifeWays Community Mental Health
1200 N. West Ave., Jackson, MI 49202

Pine and Birch Rooms • Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Parking and entrance to conference rooms in rear of building.
Continental breakfast included • Lunch available for $10
Sorry, we cannot accommodate special dietary needs.

MORNING SESSIONS
8:30 a.m. to noon

Autism & Trauma • $25
($45 for both Autism & Trauma and Early Childhood)
Sarah Slamer of The National Institute for Trauma
and Loss in Children (TLC)

This presentation provides insight from adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who also experience trauma. Learn what these adolescents tell us about trauma, private logic and what is driving challenging behaviors, including struggles with social situations, bullying and anxiety. Strategies will be given to help empower and alleviate trauma symptoms.

TLC offers 3 CEs and 3 MCOLES for this training for an additional fee of $15 for the 3-hour session. 3 SCECHs are available from the ISD for $15.

Testifying in Court • $25
Kati Rezmierski, B.A., J.D., Chief Assistant prosecutor, Jackson County , MI

Social workers, law enforcement agents, school counselors, teachers, and other human service professionals are often called upon to testify in court on various situations, such as child abuse and child custody cases. Courts rely on information provided by these professionals to assist with decisions rendered by the court. This presentation will help attendees to understand the importance of being well prepared for court, the goals of cross examination, and the importance of providing good testimony.

3 CEs for social workers are available from the CPCAN included in the price of the training. 3 SCECHs are available from the ISD for $15.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Early Childhood • $25
($45 for both Autism & Trauma and Early Childhood)
Sarah Slamer of The National Institute for Trauma
and Loss in Children (TLC)

This workshop will discuss the need for prevention and early intervention with infants and children from birth to 5 years of age. Trauma’s impact on the brain and a comparison of stressed versus secure attachment as well as the importance of parent/caregiver involvement will be highlighted. Developmentally specific trauma intervention strategies designed to decrease child hyper-arousal and other post trauma symptomology while increasing parent/caregiver attachment will be shared.

TLC offers 3 CEs and 3 MCOLES for this training for an additional fee of $15 for the 3-hour session. 3 SCECHs are available from the ISD for $15.

Stewards of Children • FREE!
Thanks to a generous donation by the Hurst Foundation
Christopher Boulter, Detective Sergeant Blackman, Leoni Public Safety, Masters Psychology

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program developed by Darkness to Light (D2L) that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.

This program is approximately 2 hours long and approved for 2 contact hours of continuing education by: The National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886458319), The National Board for Certified Counselors (ACEP #SP=1139). 
3 SCECHs are available from the ISD for $15.


Contact the CPCAN for registration information at: 



Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect
855-444-3911

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




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

CPCAN Jackson works to prevent child abus
e 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, protected, nurturing homes. 

Our signature program is parent educationwith classes held at the Parent and Child Center, 606 Greenwood Place.


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.

Free Classes

Parenting Classes
For families with children 0-5


  Recent Topics 
"Discipline: How to handle misbehavior and tantrums" 
and
   "Positive ways to strengthen your family"
     Classes, food and childcare are free.

Held at: The Child and Parent Center,
                606 Greenwood Place, Jackson

Call for info: (517) 788-4445 or                                         info@cpcanjackson.org