Child Abuse Prevention

The 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.

View a "Parents Guide to Working with Children's Protective Services".

Chance at Childhood Program

"The Chance at Childhood Program mission is to "promote and protect the well-being of children and families through integrated education and advocacy."
Phone: (517) 336-8088
Fax: (517) 336-8089
Address: 610 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI

Childhelp Michigan

Phone: (248) 353-0921
Fax: (248) 307-9595
Address: 30680 Montpelier, Suite 250
Madison Heights, MI 48071


Michigan State Universityís Childrenís Central

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.

Address: Michigan State University
Dept. of Advertising, Public Relations, & Retailin
East Lansing, MI 48824

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).

Address: 545 Michigan Street N.E., Suite 203
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Report Abuse Now

Phone: (855) 444-3911
Fax: (616) 977-1158
Address: Child Protective Services - Centralized Intake
5321 28th Street Ct SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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