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    Child Abuse Prevention and Education Council is now serving          Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties!

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                               Heat Stroke Safety information                               to keep in mind as we enjoy summer weather 

Here is a great website for safety tips! https://www.safekids.org/poolsafety

You will find lots of great information to use and share with your family, friends and community.

A focus this summer will be water safety. Enjoy the water and BE SAFE!

Top Tips for Swimming Safety(safeKids.Org)

  1. Watch kids when they are in or around water. Keep young children and weak swimmers within arm’s reach of an adult. Make sure more experienced swimmers are with a partner every time.
  2. Choose a Water Watcher. When there are several adults present, choose one to be responsible for watching children in or near the water for a certain period of time, such as 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, select another adult to be the Water Watcher.
  3. Teach children how to swim. Every child is different, so enroll children in swim lessons when they are ready. Consider their age, development and how often they are around water.
  4. Make sure kids learn these five water survival skills.
    • Step or jump into water over their head and return to the surface.
    • Turn around in the water and orient to safety.
    • Float or tread water.
    • Combine breathing with forward movement in the water.
    • Exit the water.
  5. Teach children that swimming in open water is different from swimming in a pool. Be aware of situations that are unique to open water, such as limited visibility, depth, uneven surfaces, currents and undertow. These potential hazards can make swimming in open water more challenging than swimming in a pool.
  6. Learn CPR and basic water rescue skills. It is important to know how to respond in an emergency without putting yourself at risk of drowning. Learning these skills may help you save a life.


     The mission of the CAPE Council is the prevention of child abuse and neglect,

through increased public awareness, community collaboration, and education.


At the Child Abuse Prevention and Education Council, we are dedicated to strengthening families with support and knowledge about healthy child development. Our educational conferences, free resources and public awareness campaigns celebrate happy childhoods and strong families.


Through programs such as H.O.P.E., Protective Factors Framework, mandated reporter training and awareness of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, we can inform our educators, health professionals and neighbors the warning signs of child abuse and neglect, build positive connections and strengthen families.


With our organization’s mission always in mind, we believe all children have the right to healthy development in a home that loves, nurtures, and protects them.

Child Abuse Prevention And Education Council Of Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet Counties is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  

P.O. Box 414, Petoskey, MI 49770   

Phone: 231-675-5047

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