I Am Academy
I Am Academy helps to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline systems within educational institutions through mentorships with students and community partnerships. I Am Academy offers life coaching, weekly check-ins, monthly meetings, local engagement, book studies, trips, and college visits for African American adolescents aged 6th-12th grades in Holland Public School and West Ottawa Public School Districts.
Ed and Nancy Hanenburg Children's Advocacy Center
Ed and Nancy Hanenburg Children's Advocacy Center exists to provide child centered prevention, advocacy, and team intervention in investigation, assessment, and treatment of child sexual abuse inclusive of all children and families. If you have questions about a situation in your church or community, or you would like a prevention training for your staff/volunteers, please reach out! For a link to the prevention trainings we offer, click here.
Prevent Child Abuse and Promote Resilience
Ottawa County Stop Child Abuse & Neglect Council (SCAN) is working to ensure our community has shared knowledge regarding the Prevention of Child And Neglect. Using these bodies of research will help us make coordinated systemic change to support Thriving Families. This resource provides information regarding ongoing training opportunities to help you support thriving families. Our categories for training include, but are not limited to:
Mandated Reporter Trainings
Strengthening Families Protective Factors
5 Steps for protecting Children and Darkness to Light
ACES 101, HOPE and Resilience
Postpartum Depression, Safe Sleep and Period of PURPLE Crying and Conscious Discipline
Domestic Violence/abuse prevention
Click below to help you identify areas where you may want to attend trainings or professional development opportunities.