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

Instructs professionals (required by state law) to report suspicions of child abuse and neglect on how to recognize and report those suspicions.

Intended Audience: Mandated Reporters, Volunteers

Format: Self-Paced Online OR In-Person Lecture

LengthOnline (20-30 min), In-Person (1 Hour)

To schedule Mandated Reporter Training, please contact Billie Ragland - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  248-333-4937


Denunciante bajo Mandato

Instruye a los profesionales (requerido por la ley del Estado) para que puedan reconocer y reportar cualquier sospecha de abuso y negligencia de un niño.

Población Objetivo: Denunciantes bajo Mandato, Voluntarios

Formato Conferencia: En Línea (20-30 min), O En Persona (1 Hora) 

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, children everywhere are facing an increased risk of being abused due to the stress and isolation of quarantine. Even more worrisome, because people like teachers and doctors aren’t regularly seeing the children under their care, it’s less likely that child victims will have their abuse reported.

CARE House has been working to make sure these children don’t fall through the cracks, continuing their collaboration with local law enforcement and CPS to hold forensic interviews and transitioning to virtual therapy sessions to eliminate gaps in treatment for children receiving those services.

Your support will make a critical difference for vulnerable children in our community during this incredibly troubling time. Donations made prior to November 10 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000 allowing you to double your impact, supporting families in crisis.

We hope that you will consider supporting child safety in Oakland County this year.


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Strong Families #1

Articles & Online Resources

Exchange Family Center - "Protective Factors: Meet Parenting Stress With Parental Resilience"

Psych Central - "10 Tips to Build Resilience"

The Counseling Teacher

CNet - "Everything You Need to Know to Stay Healthy and Entertained While Stuck at Home"

PBS - "How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus"

Children's Trust Fund Alliance - "Everyday Actions that Help Build Resilience"




 Strong Families #2

Articles and Online Resources

Exchange Family Center - "Protective Factors: Find Strong Support Among Your Social Connections"

Metro Parent

Oakland County Moms

Children's Trust Fund Alliance - "The Value of Social Connections"




Strong Families #3

Articles & Online Resources

The National Parent Helpline

Center for the Study of Social Policy - "Concrete Support in Times of Need"




Strong Families #4

Articles & Online Resources

Center for the Study of Social Policy - Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

Oakland County Youth Assistance Parenting Calendar

Great Start Collaborative - Oakland County

Help Me Grow Michigan

Zero to Three

The Search Institute - 40 Developmental Assets




Strong Familes #5

Articles and Online Resources

5 Social-Emotional Learning Games to Play With Your Children

Children's Trust Fund Alliance - Social and Emotional Competence of Children

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Emergencies & National Disasters - Helping Children and Families Cope

How to Support Your Outgoing Child



Keeping Kids Safe During COVID-19 - Abuse Prevention Tips for Teachers

Articles and Online Resources

Cleveland Clinic - Vigilance Needed During COVID-19 As Child Abuse Concerns Rise

COVID-19 and its implications for protecting children online

COVID-19 Parenting - Keeping Children Safe Online

Helping Children From Afar

National Network to End Domestic Violence - Video Conferencing & Digital Communication Platforms Comparison Chart






 26th Annual Circle of Friends  



Thursday, April 21st

11:00am to 1:30pm

Townsend Hotel


Preview Party

Wednesday, April 20th


REWIND Screening

The Maple Theatre


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Circle of Friends is one of the most important and well attended events in support of CARE House and the over 8,000 children and families we serve each year. It’s a special day where the community comes together to show their support and raise funds for the thousands of children who need help to prevent abuse or gain healing intervention and treatment after experiencing abuse. 300 people from Oakland County attend the event in order to hear stories that are often kept quiet. CARE House of Oakland County is an advocate for the safety of all children, and a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse, and the protection of children through intervention, treatment, education, training and research.

In his candid personal memoir, REWIND, Sasha Joseph Neulinger revisits his childhood and the events that tore apart his seemingly-perfect world. Drawing upon an incredibly revealing home video archive, Neulinger revisits these events 20 years later to piece together an unflinching story of the cycles and consequences of abuse, to examine what it means to heal, and to use those experiences to effect positive change in the world. REWIND had its US Television Premiere on May 11, 2020 as a part of PBS’ Independent Lens lineup, where the film reached 280 Million households nationwide. REWIND was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best First Feature Documentary, and received 3 Emmy Nominations, including Outstanding Social Issue Documentary, Outstanding Direction, and Outstanding Editing. Sasha is the Founder and President of Voice For The Kids, and Co-Founder and Head of Production at Step 1 Films. 






































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Mrs. and Mr. Marla Cicotte

Ms. Suzanne M. Colvin

Ms. Lisa Cwycyshyn

Mr. Gregory Drumb

Ms. Marla Feldman

Ms. Whitney Foley

Ms. Tina Foust

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Garrison

Ms. Zavette Gibson

Mr. James Glover

Ms. Nancy D. Greeley

Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Gordon

Ms. Deidrea Hammond

Mr. Wallace Johnson

Ms. Kathleen L. Jurick

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Kegley, Jr.

Mr. Ronald Khibier

Mr. and Mrs. Victor and Lindsey Mansour

Ms. Renee McLeod

Mr. Justin Miller

Mr. James F. Miller

Ms. Kewanda Murphy

Mr. and Mrs. Chelsea J. Richardson

Mrs. and Mr. Rebecca Richardson

Ms. Erin Robinson

Dr. Larry Shapiro

Ms. Lauren Shonk

Mrs. Lori Stanley

Ms. Meg Stanley

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Suess

Ms. Blythe Tyler

Ms. Doris VanMilligan

Ms. Sarah Weatherington

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Ms. Jean Williamson Moore

Mr. Chad Wohlfert

Ms. Mary Lou Zieve



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Champagne Table Raffle


Buy your tickets for this during registration and win the chance of spending CARE Night at a table loaded with takeaway goodies, including fine wines, premium spirits, restaurant gift certificates and more! The winning ticketholder also receives a pair of His and Hers Shinola watches, courtesy of Tapper's Fine Jewelry.


Two 52 Card Raffles:

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A. Pick Six

$100 per card - only 52 cards to be sold!

Enjoy six (6) nights at your choice of any of these fine Accor hotel properties

  • Austin, Texas
  • Beverly Hills, California
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, California
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Fairmont, Washington D.C.
  • Whistler, British Columbia

Use your nights all at once, or in any combination of nights/properties

No expiration date!



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B. Enhance your Wine Cellar

$100 per card - only 52 cards to be sold!

Bottles include:

  • 2006 Celani Ardore
  • 2006 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges De Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2007 Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay
  • 2009 Alcor
  • 2011 Lupier La Dama Navarra [2 bottles]
  • 2012 Castell d'Encus Taika Costers del Segre
  • 2013 Castell d'Encus Acusp Costers del Segre
  • 2013 Castell d’Encus Taleia Costers del Segre
  • 2013 Castell d’Encus Thalarn Costers del Segre
  • 2013 Cesar Principe
  • 2013 Lupier Terroir Navarra
  • 2013 Ruffino Tenuta Greppone Mazzi
  • 2014 Aubert Lauren
  • 2014 Darioush Caravan
  • 2014 Melka CJ
  • 2015 Almaroja Blanco Pirita
  • 2015 Artuke Finca de los Locos Rioja
  • 2015 Chateau Brane-Cantenac Margaux
  • 2015 Langoureau Les Frionnes Saint Aubin
  • 2015 Lumpp Crausot Rouge Givry
  • 2015 Maldivinas Combate
  • 2016 Justin Isosceles
  • 2016 Langoureau Voillenots Dessous Chassagne Montrachet
  • 2016 Melka CJ
  • 2016 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay
  • 2017 Quilt
  • 2018 Celani Family Vineyards Chardonnay
  • Veuve Clicquot [4 bottles]
  • One (1) fifth of High Five Spirits Mackinac Island Rum
  • Two (2) fifths of High Five Spirits Petoskey Stone Gin
  • Two (2) fifths of High Five Spirits Gypsy Vodka
    And many more!



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1. Luxe Weekend in Birmingham

There’s never a dull moment in our own backyard! Indulge in a “staycation," or use this package to host out-of-town guests.

  • Enjoy one (1) night in a beautiful Presidential suite at The Townsend Hotel
  • Dinner for two (2) at The Rugby Grille
  • $500 gift certificate to Tender Fashion Boutique
  • Makeover at The Beauty Club in Birmingham by Heidi D, Founder of Heidi D Cosmetics, and a beauty kit to take home
  • Indulge with a couple’s massage at Beach House Day Spa
  • Take in a movie (or two) at The Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills



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2. 2019 CMA Awards

November 13, 2019 Nashville, TN
This package for two (2) is the ultimate experience for country music fans!

  • Two (2) tickets to the Country Music Awards Ceremony
  • Three (3) Days, Two (2) Nights hotel accommodations
  • Airfare for Two (2)
  • CMA VIP Party for Two (2)



Prime and Proper

3. Are you ready for Prime + Proper Detroit?

Born out of the renaissance of Detroit, Prime + Proper offers a marriage of traditional steakhouse fare with elevated contemporary culinary mastery. This exclusive establishment, created by restauranteur Jeremy Sasson of Townhouse, provides a truly remarkable experience through enlightened hospitality, premier product, and unrivaled attention to detail.

  • Enjoy an exquisite five course dinner for six (6) with wine pairing in Prime + Proper’s unique downtown space
  • Three (3) guest rooms at The Westin Book Cadillac, so you can make it a night on the town
  • Prime + Proper expires March 1, 2020 and is valid Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays and Super Bowl Sunday
  • Westin Book Cadillac expires October 5, 2020



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4. Meet your Best Friend at CARE Night

Add this incredibly adorable poodle puppy to your family, OR take your pick from an upcoming litter. Your puppy will come to you crate-trained and sleeping through the night!

  • One (1) female toy poodle puppy born 07/16/2019, expected to weigh in the range of 6-8 pounds
  • Comes with a private training session for her and her new family which includes learning how to sit, come, stay and learning how to walk on a leash
  • Additional goodie basket from Teacups & Toys in Birmingham containing a Susan Lanci shag bed, an assortment of toys, a crate, and an exercise pen, along with a $100 Teacups & Toys gift certificate.



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5. New York City - Experience the Big Apple in Style

The timeless glamour of The St. Regis Hotel; a Broadway show; shopping and dining to your heart’s content.

  • Two (2) nights in a 1-Bedroom Suite at the Five-Diamond St. Regis Hotel, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, including a private butler for your stay
  • Dinner for two (2) to Il Mulino New York - steps off of Madison Avenue and a few short blocks from the St. Regis Hotel, the Uptown outpost on 60th Street brings minimalist elegance to life
  • $1,000 Visa gift card for airfare or shopping
  • Two (2) premium tickets to a Broadway Show of your choosing



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6. Spanish Feast with Wine Pairings at the home of Don & Cheri Bailey

Take part in an exquisite feast for twelve (12) exploring the cuisine and wines of Spain in the beautiful home of Don & Cheri Bailey. The dinner will take place in the Baileys’ luxurious, state-of-the-art wine cellar, a showcase for their incredible 6,000 bottle collection. The feast features an array of complementary Spanish wines hand-picked by S. Elie Boudt, owner of Birmingham’s Elie Wine Co. Elie has traveled extensively to many of the areas where these wines are produced, allowing him to provide illuminating context throughout the evening. Each sip and taste will bring you closer to the Iberian Peninsula and its fascinating mix of people, language and culture.
Twelve (12) guests, time and date mutually agreed upon.




7. Sonoma Valley Wine and Dine

Accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn for five (5) days and four (4) nights.

  • Spend a special day at the Celani Family Vineyards with a private tour and tasting
  • Exclusive limo tour featuring 3 private vineyards conducted by Sommelier John Burdick
  • Gourmet lunch prepared by one of Sonoma Valley’s finest chefs
  • Daily Wine Tasting At The Sonoma Mission Inn
  • $1,000 VISA gift card for airline tickets or to spend on delectable wines

No expiration date




8. Super Bowl Experience - 2020

Sunday February 2, 2020
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami, Florida
This package for two (2) offers the opportunity of a lifetime!

  • Two (2) tickets to Super Bowl LIV
  • Three (3) Days, Two (2) Nights hotel accommodations
  • Airfare for Two (2)
  • VIP Hospitality Party for Two (2)



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9. Adventure Awaits!

Bidder’s Choice of seven (7) days, six (6) nights in deluxe accommodations at the Fairmont location of your choice. Includes daily breakfast for two (2).

Maui, Hawaii - Kea Lani Resort - One Bedroom Suite

  • Award-winning Weilea Golf Club
  • Three (3) swimming pools
  • Renowned Willow Stream Spa
  • Makena Tennis Club

Le Montreux Place, Switzerland - 5 star luxury hotel on Lake Geneva

  • Home of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and celebrated Christmas Market
  • Distinct Dining Venues
  • Willow Stream Spa

St. Andrews, Scotland – Fairmont Hotel and 36 Holes of golf, Torrance and Devlin Courses

  • Voted “18 of the World’s Top 100 Golf Courses”
  • Guaranteed tee times
  • Entry into the daily lottery to play the historic St. Andrews old course



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10. Suite Accomodations for the Red Wings

Enjoy an evening downtown watching the Detroit Red Wings at an action-packed game!

  • An entire premium suite is yours for the evening and includes eighteen (18) tickets along with three (3) parking passes; $500 credit for food and beverages
  • Bidder’s Choice:
    • Wednesday, 11/27/2019 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs @ 7:00pm
    • Friday, 1/17/2020 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins @ 7:30pm



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11. Detroit Progressive Dinner

Detroit has attained international recognition as a "food mecca." This package gives you one incredible evening of the city's finest offerings without any of the technicalities. It includes three (3) rooms at the Detroit Foundation Hotel with chartered car service to five (5) of Detroit's hottest restaurants and cocktail bars. Indulge in the best of Detroit's modern culinary landscape without any of the muss and fuss!

Restaurants include:

  • Grey Ghost
  • San Morello
  • SheWolf
  • Sugar House
  • And more!

Time and date mutually agreed upon; requires sixty (60) days notice to schedule
Expires October 31, 2020



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12. Hilton Head

  • Luxury oceanfront accommodations at the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
  • This beautiful condo sleeps eight (8) guests with four (4) bedrooms and four (4) bathrooms
  • Available from Saturday to Saturday, seven (7) nights eight (8) days at a mutually agreeable date with the owner
  • $250 resort credit for golf, tennis or other activities
  • Book early for best available dates




13. Tremendous Telluride Ski Vacation

  • Week long ski vacation in the heart of Telluride, Colorado
  • Six (6) nights, seven (7) days in a luxury condo in downtown Telluride, just one block from the Gondola
  • Condo easily sleeps four (4) people, with a master suite and guest bedroom
  • Time and date mutually agreed upon, week of July 4 and December 25 are not available