40 years of helping children.
40 years of helping children.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts will try to address common concerns that can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

As the dangers of COVID-19 continue to persist throughout the country, many of us are getting a better grasp over how the pandemic has shifted our personal family dynamics.

I recently reached out to Lieutenant Wendy Reyes with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Commerce Township Substation, to ask her about the state of child safety during COVID-19. Lt. Reyes is a long-time partner of CARE House, and has worked substantially to support victims of child abuse and human trafficking in our community. She has some important advice which we can all use to keep the children in our lives safe.

Q. How is law enforcement approaching cases of abuse during this time?

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts will try to address common concerns that can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

With schools closed and classes taking place remotely, many of us have had to take on roles that we never anticipated. Depending on our life circumstances, our temperament, or even the specifics of any given moment, these new demands can be very stressful, and that stress can take a toll.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts is designed to address common concerns which can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

As parents and leaders of our households, we are used to solving all sorts of problems at home. It’s a skill many of us are working overtime on right now – and some of us may even find present circumstances are forcing it to its limits.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts is designed to address common concerns which can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

One of the toughest things about living under a stay-at-home order is the loss of social connection. We might not have noticed it until it was gone, but many of us have come to rely and depend on our friends and family.

We are in a period when many of us are spending more time with our families than ever before, which has advantages and disadvantages. This series of blog posts is designed to address common concerns which can arise in periods of stress, and to provide solutions to keep your family safe and healthy.

In the spring of 2020, it’s hard to imagine that any person whose regular routine hasn’t been totally upended. If you’re finding it difficult, or like you’re dealing with a lot more stress than you’re used to, you are not alone.

It’s been a month since the 24th Circle of Friends Luncheon took place, and here at CARE House we’re still feeling energized and inspired by everything we heard. Our guest speakers in the past have shared their personal stories and described the painful effects sexual abuse, neglect, kidnapping and trafficking have had on their lives. This year was no different, but the story we heard, and the message it contained, felt particularly potent.

 

Our speaker was Rachael Denhollander, an attorney who made headlines when she became the first person to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, effectively breaking open the USA Gymnastics scandal.

It’s been a month since the 24th Circle of Friends Luncheon took place, and here at CARE House we’re still feeling energized and inspired by everything we heard. Our guest speakers in the past have shared their personal stories and described the painful effects sexual abuse, neglect, kidnapping and trafficking have had on their lives. This year was no different, but the story we heard, and the message it contained, felt particularly potent.

Our speaker was Rachael Denhollander, an attorney who made headlines when she became the first person to publicly accuse Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, effectively breaking open the USA Gymnastics scandal.

This April, for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we made a push to plant pinwheel gardens throughout Oakland County – more than we’ve ever done before.

The pinwheels, spinning and whirling in the breeze outside our building, helps to remind people of the carefree, happy lives all children deserve to have.

They also remind us of the reality children face – that tens of thousands of them kids in our very own community will be sexually or physically abused before they turn 18.