Child Abuse Prevention

Through Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) of Child and Family Charities, trained, licensed, and compassionate childcare professionals work to connect families to resources for raising happy and healthy children. First incorporated as the Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and then as Child Abuse Prevention Services, CAPS continues to be the only organization in Ingham County dedicated solely to providing support services to single parents and families.

 

Child Abuse Prevention Services Primary Goals Are To:

  • Strengthen the family
  • Educate the community
  • Give parents the tools they need to successfully nurture children.
  • Preventing the Cycle of Child Abuse

 

Helpful Resources

 

Family Growth Center

It is a place for children to enjoy FREE drop-in childcare for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. A nominal fee is charged to higher income families. Family Growth Center is a program of Child Abuse Prevention Services

For more information on childcare call (517) 371-1347.

Medicaid

Healthy Transitions engages parents of children who are Medicaid Eligible or receiving Medicaid assistance.  Data shows that low or no income families are more at risk of child maltreatment.  Providing outreach services is a strategic and effective method in diminishing child abuse.

Public Awareness

Community Outreach & Public Awareness provides the general public and specific at-risk populations with child abuse prevention information, strategies, and resources. Our staff is adept at relating this highly charged and sensitive, yet vitally important message to your group, task force, organization, business, or team. 

 

2019 & 2020 Beneficiaries

child

99

children served through Family Growth Center

parents

1,546

lunches distributed

improvement

194

parents received Medicaid

child

19

adults and 26 children received SNAP-ED classes

child

64

families visited through Foster Care Supportive Visitation (FCSV)

parents

92%

of parents demonstrated significant improvements in parenting skills, knowledge in parenting and nutritious meal preparation, as well as attitudes and beliefs.

child

103

families received food or household assistance items