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Annual Spring Conference!

 Our Annual Spring Conference is an opportunity for local community members, educators, and providers to come together and enhance their knowledge and tools to support children and strengthen families in our region! Many community organizations collaborate to make this event possible. We look forward to seeing you next spring!

Infant Safe sleep

The CAPE Council encourages infant safe sleep for your baby or any baby in your care by donating infant safe sleep sacks to every baby born at McLaren Northern Michigan and Munson Charlevoix, including education for parents and caregivers.

Follow these tips for safe sleep during every nap and night-time routine:

  • Place your baby on their back, in a crib, bassinet or pack-n-play for every sleep time.

  • Use a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet.

  • Keep baby’s sleep space clutter free – no pillows, blankets or toys.

  • Avoid covering baby’s head or overheating.  Instead of a blanket, consider using a sleep sack, wearable blanket or footed sleeper to keep baby warm.

  • Remind everyone who cares for your baby, including babysitters and family members, how to keep baby safe while sleeping.

Pinwheels for Prevention

    The pinwheel is the national symbol for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  Throughout the month of April, the CAPE Council plants pinwheel gardens to raise awareness about the importance of healthy child development.  Schools and organizations with pinwheel gardens are our partners in providing the healthy and happy childhoods and bright futures that all children deserve!

    If you would like to purchase a yard sign and Pinwheel set to display in your yard for the month of April please                    email Lisa at: director@CAPEace.org             or call 231-675-5047                                        

    Limited Quantity Available!

                     get in touch!


     champions for children

    Super Heroes live among us and you might know one!

    Each year the CAPE Council recognizes individuals or groups in our community who go above and beyond to make positive changes in the lives of children, in our Counties served. 

    "Champion for Kids" recipients receive a token of our appreciation on behalf of the entire community. Nominations are due April 1st.

    Nominate a Champion today by clicking the 2024 Champion 4 Kids line at the top of this column! `


    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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