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Learn more about special initiatives Children’s Trust Fund is leading to help promote the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan Children and families.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month is in April. For more information about this year's event, visit our Public Awareness page.

2023 Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

2023 Child Abuse Prevention Month - Governor's Proclamation

Citizen Review Panel

Since 1999, Children Trust Michigan has managed the CRP for Prevention (CRPP). The purpose of the Citizen Review Panel (CRP) is to positively impact the development and improvement of prevention and protective services for children and families. In FY 2020, Children Trust Michigan will continue to support the CRPP Committee including assistance with meeting logistics, development of agendas, assist with speakers, writing and distributing minutes, and drafting the annual report and recommendations. A priority for FY 2020 will be to review and make recommendations on the effect of the opioid crisis on child abuse in your community as well as the child abuse prevention efforts across Michigan. For more information also see the website on the CRPP's at Michigan's Children.

2019-2020 CRPP Information Gathering

  • West Michigan - December 2, 2019 (5:30-8:30pm at Salvation Army, 104 Clover Street, Holland, Mi)
  • Upper Peninsula via Survey
  • Lansing - April 25, 2019 (Concluded)
  • Suicide Prevention Conference - May 1, 2019 (Concluded) 

Shaken Baby Project

Shaken Baby Syndrome can cause lasting damage to children.

Resources: Children Trust Michigan created and distributes Bookmarks, and Tri-Fold Brochures free of charge to the public in order to prevent shaken baby syndrome. Brochures and are written in both Spanish and English.

Videos and other products on Shaken Baby Syndrome may be ordered from the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Their toll free number is 1-888-273-0071.

Southeast Michigan Shaken Baby Project: Watch this interview done by The CW 50 Street Beat to see what Children Trust Michigan did to prevent shaken baby syndrome in Southeast Michigan thanks to a grant from The Jewish Fund.