Working Locally to Prevent Abuse

At LACASA Center, we provide classes, workshops and programs aimed at preventing child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Our Community Education awareness initiatives are offered for:

  • Parents
  • Families
  • Child caregivers
  • Professionals working with children
  • High school students
  • Community organizations & businesses

If you would like more information about attending a program or having LACASA host a program for your organization, contact our Community Education Department at 517-548-1350.

Programs for Parents

Healthy Families — A home-visiting program 

Healthy Families Livingston offers new parents a long-term resource person they can count on for help raising a healthy family. Learn more >>

Nurturing Parenting — For parents of young children

This 8-week, award-winning program teaches parents about empathy, appropriate expectations, and positive discipline. Learn more >>

‘Fathers Only’ Program — For male role models

Fathers, step-fathers and male role models meet for 8-weeks to discuss parenting challenges and ways to form positive family bonds.  Learn more >>

‘Baby B Safe’ Class — For parents & child caregivers

During this one-hour class, you will learn how to keep your baby safe while sleeping and what to do if your baby won’t stop crying. Learn more >>

Caregiver Program – Helping parents of traumatized children

As parents or guardians of children who have been traumatized, you have some of the most challenging, important and emotionally draining roles. Our Caregiver Program helps.  Learn more>>

Parenting 2.0Surviving the Teen Years

Designed for parents of Tweens & Teens, this 8-week series helps parents navigate the difficult years of raising an adolescent. Learn more >>

Community Programs

Navigating Healthy Relationships

This 23-week learning opportunity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities teaches participants how to live fuller lives by building healthy relationships. Learn More >>

Stewards of Children — Preventing child sexual abuse

This evidence-based workshop teaches adults 5 critical steps for preventing, recognizing and reacting responsibly to child sexual abuse. Learn more >>

Community Response Team

Members of the community collaborate with us to provide insights and suggestions about education, awareness and prevention programs.  Learn more >>

For OrganizationsCommunity awareness programs

LACASA provides consultations and programs for businesses and organizations to improve responses and increase awareness about child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn more >>

Faith-Based Programs – Awareness Training

Our Community Education Department offers a series of awareness programs and leadership training for faith-based organizations. Learn more >>

School-Wide Programs in Livingston County

Shaken Baby Syndrome — Teaching students never to shake a baby

This workshop teaches middle school and high school students about the Period of Purple Crying — a normal stage of infant development when a baby won’t stop crying, and why you should never, ever shake a baby.  Learn more >>

Just for Teens
We offer awareness & prevention programs just for teens. Learn more >>

Our Mission Partners

Parenting Education Partner

Kellogg Family Foundation