What is Stewards of Children? 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.
CPCAN's facilitator can present this training for groups in our community at the Child & Parent Center or off-site.
You can also take the training online at:
CPCAN staff and volunteers work with the Department of Human Services to provide free Mandated Reporter Trainings to those who work with children on how to recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect to Child Protective Services. Mandated Reporter Trainings can be done onsite or off at your convenience.
CPCAN offers one or more in-depth training sessions for professionals each year. CPCAN's professional training programs may offer continuing education credits for social workers, teachers and law enforcement personnel.
Collaborations and Presentations
CPCAN joins with human services agencies and organizations in the Jackson community to increase awareness of the problems of child maltreatment and provide information about appropriate response.
In collaboration with the Jackson Family Court, CPCAN provides truancy prevention programs, including educational assessments and educational programs for students and parents.
CPCAN volunteers and teachers conduct child safety presentations and distribute parenting materials to families at fairs, expos and other special events throughout the year. Staff and volunteers also offer presentations on:
Safe Sleep – how to protect infants from sleep related death. Each year in Michigan, nearly 150 infants die as a result of unsafe sleep environments. From sleeping with parents and siblings - to cribs filled with blankets and toys - infants risk suffocation when their sleep environment is not appropriate for a baby.
Babies are most safe when:
See "Rethink Your Position," at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSup14CExUQ&feature=player_embedded
Period of PURPLE Crying – a program to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.
The Period of PURPLE Crying begins at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3-4 months of age. All babies go through this period, but some can cry up to 5 hours a day.
For more information: http://www.purplecrying.info
The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study - linking childhood trauma to long term health and social consequences. Over 17,000 participants took part in the study which has revealed staggering proof of the health, social and economic consequences on adults with a history of child abuse and neglect.
For more information: http://acestudy.org
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