Child Abuse PreventionThe Child Abuse and Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) as amended and reauthorized in October 1996 (Public Law 101-235, Section 111;42 U. S. C. 5106g), defines child abuse and neglect at minimum as:
"Any recent act or failure to act resulting in imminent risk of serious harm, death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation of a child (a person under the age of 18 unless the child protective law of the State in which the child resides specifies a younger age for cases not involving sexual abuse) by a parent or caregiver (including any employee of a residential facility or any staff person providing our-of-home care) who is responsible for the child's welfare."
Reauthorized by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003, the program requires states to provide a statewide child abuse and neglect program that includes new programmatic requirements such as: Provisions to refer children under age three who are involved in a substantiated case to early intervention services under Part C of IDEA.
Chance at Childhood Program
MSUís Childrenís Central, a research, education and outreach collaborative within the department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing works in partnership with the Childrenís Trust Fund (CTF) of Michigan toward the common goals of:
- Generating new knowledge in the field of media and marketing-related child maltreatment prevention
- Disseminating findings through all available channels
- Promoting primary child abuse prevention
- Raising awareness of advertising and marketing practices that may have harmful effects on children
Through our partnership, Childrenís Central and Childrenís Trust Fund of Michigan will help secure a better future for all of Michiganís children.
Michigan Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
The MiPSAC (Michigan Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) is a statewide organization that focuses on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.
MiPSAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1995, and was incorporated in Michigan in 1996 as the designated state chapter of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC).