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CAPE annual Confernce

Every child deserves an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. The CAPE Council annual spring conference held each Spring brings nationally recognized speakers to our community to provide professional development opportunities to educators, nurses, social workers, caregivers, court and law enforcement, and anyone working with children and families.

Thank YOU for being a part of the team                                               by registering and sharing information about this conference!


Light breakfast, snacks and beverages were provided by The Boyne City Kiwanis Club- THANK YOU BOYNE KIWANIS!

               We were able to offer Social Work CE and SCECHs                     for this Conference.

Thank you so much for joining us at the

Spring C.AP.E. Conference May 18th!

It was a great day filled with celebration of community members who Champion for Kids, and exceptional learning opportunities, as our community came together to look at Building stronger families and stronger communities!

Please join us in congratulating this year's Champion for kids award recipients.

Honorable mentions are:

(not pictured) Heidi MacNicol, "Heidi works tirelessly to support families to ensure that children have access to anything to support/fulfill mental/physical wellness to achieve academic/behavioral success. Heidi advocates for children's best interest and for supports families need to help them overcome barriers."

Kelly Miller

"Kelly is an exuberant, determined, and fierce advocate for students and individuals within our community.

Kelly coordinates events and activities to open the students eyes to possibilities that they didn't even know existed and provides them with hope and dreams for their future success. "

Please join us in congratulating this year's Champion for kids award recipient: Laurie Clarke

"When I hear the phrase "Champion for kids", the first person that comes to mind is Laurie Clarke, LMSW. Not only is she a true advocate for the teens she works with at Lakeview, but also for any individual who she interacts within our community.

Wherever she is serving in the community, she is every kid's biggest fan-unlimited, unconditional encouragement, always ready with a kind word, warm hug, or her smile that seems to say- you're doing an amazing job and you've got this. One of Laurie's superpowers is making everyone she comes into contact with feel this way- supported, cared for, and capable.

She shows up for the students and continues to show up when things are tough. Laurie chooses to see the best in every person she meets, so much so they begin to see it themselves. Everything Laurie did is done with integrity and kindness."

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A special award was presented this year: C.A.P.E. Ambassador

Please help us honor Maggie Kromm for all she has done over the years to forward the mission of the CAPE Council.

"As long as I have known Maggie she has been living her life in a way that exemplifies the Protective Factors and has demonstrated a deep commitment to the well being of children and families in our community. She was the director of the CAPE Council for 10 years. She expanded the council's presence in the community educating hundreds of families at the Childrens' Health Fairs, brought awareness of Protective Factors and focus on family strengths through the "what makes your family strong" coloring and essay contests, delivered concrete needs, support and fellowship through coordinating "love of laundry" nights and educated scores of professionals in ACEs training.

Personally, Maggie also lives out the values of the CAPE Council.

Talking to Maggie, you will find a person who is interested in you, warm and welcoming, but you will not hear her speak of her accomplishments and hard work as she gives humbly for the sake of giving, not for the sake of recognition. "

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We are so grateful for the collaboration of these partners for their contribution to C.A.P.E. Conference 2023:


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We are planning for 2024 Annual Spring Conference and CAN NOT wait to see you there!

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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