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Washtenaw Area Council For Children

 

Who We Are

Washtenaw Area Council for Children (WACC) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1975.  The mission of Washtenaw Area Council for Children is to promote child safety and well being and to prevent child maltreatment, abuse, and neglect through educational services and programs to children, parents, community members, and youth-serving professionals throughout Washtenaw County.

 

Our Programs

WACC programs are designed to stop child neglect, maltreatment and abuse before it starts. 

Cyber Safety:  This program was created to make young people and others aware of the risks of using the Internet unwisely.  Middle and High School students are trained to become Internet Safety mentors to their peers. 

Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention: Middle and high school students learn to Stop, Think, Connect before they do or post something that may be harmful to themselves or their peers.

Body Safety Training:  We offer workshops to preschool and elementary school children to teach them about appropriate and inappropriate touching.

Stewards of Children: Trainings are offered to adults on identifying, recognizing child sexual abuse and reacting responsibly.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness:  This is a form of abuse that can lead to serious head trauma. We offer trainings to caregivers and high school students.

Safe Sleep: This program addresses preventable infant deaths caused by unsafe sleep practices.  Caregivers and professionals are trained on safe sleep practices.

Infant Mortality Reduction:  Addresses disparities in infant mortality rates in the County through education in the community and a resource website 3Xmorelikely.com

Luncheon Lecture Series and Annual Conference: Each year we offer a series of 2 hour lectures on topics focusing on keeping children safe and parenting.  This year’s series focused on the impact of losses in the lives of children.

 

 

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