Child Advocacy


Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

We believe that the KEY to the prevention of child abuse and neglect is through education, training, and support of our community and their families. All of our child abuse and neglect prevention programs are offered to Gratiot County residents.

Our Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention efforts include:

  • Basic needs for infants and toddlers
  • Body safety education for children
  • Breastfeeding awareness and support 
  • Car seat safety
  • Child sexual abuse prevention training
  • Education on how to respond to and report abuse and neglect
  • Infant safe sleep practices
  • Parental support and education
  • Resources on various parenting and child development topics
  • Support services for youth in foster care and their caretakers 
  • Training and support for professionals and youth-serving organizations
  • Community collaboration on Gratiot County’s child abuse and neglect statistics, trends, and resources  

All concerns of child abuse and neglect should be reported to Centralized Intake at 855-444-3911. For emergent or immediate concerns, call 911. For more information on making a report of abuse or neglect, visit our Report Child Abuse page.

More information on our Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention programs, trainings, and meetings can be found under the Services tab, or by calling us at 989-463-1422. Many are available in a virtual format.

Helpful Sexual Abuse Prevention Resources:

United Way