On March 30th, our Board of Commissioners officially recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention month in Oakland County (see photo above). In addition to being a welcome sign of support, it underlines how important the role of the community-at-large is to tackling the problem of abuse.

When CARE House was founded in 1977, its primary mission was to focus on developing successful methods of child abuse prevention. Though our programs have expanded in the ensuing years, we have continued to pursue our original goal, and it forms a central component of our vision to impact the safety of every child in Oakland County.

“Won’t this be more harmful?” 

“But they seem fine!”

“Can’t we just go back to normal?”

We often hear these and other kinds of concerns expressed from parents about therapy for

For everyone, childhood is a time when many critical developmental changes occur, and we form connections that influence how we will perceive the world around us later in life. However, because