CPCAN Programs

CPCAN offers a variety of programs for parents, educators, social workers and concerned members of the community. CPCAN will tailor presentations to your group's needs and interests and can offer training on-site or off. For more information please contact Kim Conant at or 517-788-4239.

Stewards of Children, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

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.

Mandated Reporter Training

CPCAN staff and volunteers work with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free Mandated Reporter Training to those who work with children on how to recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect to Child Protective Services. Mandated Reporter Training can be done onsite or off at your convenience.

Professional Development Trainings

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 the 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:

  • they are placed on their backs

  • they sleep in a crib of their own

  • there are no pillows, blankets or toys in the crib

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 click here.

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.

Read a brief overview of ACE's Study in PDF by clicking here.

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