In October 2015 we provided a Professional Development to the community that offered continuing education credits to teacher, nurses, law enforcement offices and social workers! Fulfilling our mission to educate and strengthen the community to reduce child abuse and neglect. 


 CPCAN parent educator
Travis Barnett taught Safe Sleep 
practices to soon-to-be and new
parents at the Community Baby
Shower in August.


ABCs of Safe Sleep
 The lives of many babies are cut short by being put to sleep in unsafe sleep environments.
 Sadly, these deaths could be prevented by following  the 
ABCs of Safe Sleep practices.


A is for Alone: Always let baby sleep alone, never in a bed with another person where the baby could be smothered.

B is for on the baby's Back: An infant should always be placed to sleep on his/her back, not on their side or stomach at night and at nap time

C is for Crib: Always put babies to sleep in a crib with only a firm mattress and tight-fitting sheet.

                       In addition to the ABCs, you can help reduce the risk of                            sleep-related death by following these tips:

· Never place a baby to sleep on a pillow, quilt, sheepskin or any soft surface.

· Keep loose objects such as soft toys, crib bumpers, blankets and bedding out of the baby's sleep area. 

Keep all items away from baby’s face.

· Keep baby from overheating during the night by dressing them lightly for sleep. Set the room temperature in a range that is comfortable for a lightly clothed adult.

· Don’t smoke during pregnancy, and never expose a baby to  secondhand smoke. 

· If possible, breastfeed for the first six months of life. Babies who breastfeed have a lower risk of sleep-related deaths

Be sure to discuss these safety tips with all of baby’s caregivers, including babysitters, childcare providers and grandparents. 

                           De Marco  Smith won the Council’s “Daddy’s Toolkit”                              at the Community Baby Shower.

Check out this article in the Citizen Patriot on our successful 
2015 CAP Kick-Off event. 

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 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, protected,     
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.

Kids learn about emotions with CPCAN's "Feelings Wheel"
The CPCAN coordinated the seventh annual Jackson Family Expo on March 14, 2015 at the Westwood Mall. It was great success with 50 families and 104 children registering at this year’s event, but as you can see in the photo below many more community members participated, including over 100 volunteers which helped make it all possible!

Free Classes

Parenting Classes
For families with children 0-5

  Recent Topics 
"Discipline: How to handle misbehavior and tantrums" 
   "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