The Kalamazoo CAN Council presents the Kids Are Special sexual abuse prevention program to preschool and elementary school students throughout the county. The organization also provides Mandated Reporter Training to educators, law enforcement, medical personnel, clergy, social workers, and others. It also publishes the popular Family Help Book, a directory of helpful community resources, and distribute English and Spanish versions through a variety of social service agencies throughout the county. Also, Kalamazoo CAN’s annual Child Abuse Prevention Month activities have become a fixture in the community. These events include the annual blue ribbon tree, on which each blue ribbon represents a call to Child Protective Services from our county in the previous year; the Lifesaver awards, which honor local child protection advocates; Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamations presented to several local units of government; and the Be a Lifesaver campaign, during which members of the community solicit donations and give information on reporting suspected child abuse.
4000 Portage Street, Ste 111, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Primary Contact: Sarah Joshi