KIDZ Have Rights Assistant
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Children's Assessment Center

KIDZ Have Rights Assistant

You’ll provide administrative support for the KIDZ Have Rights curriculum, a body safety program available to all Kent County elementary students. At the Center’s Midtown office, you’ll prepare supplies and presentation materials for educators to use in the classroom. KIDZ Have Rights is a series of developmentally appropriate, child-friendly body safety lessons for students in grades K-3, as well as the teachers and parents. You can schedule times to come to the Center to prepare materials on Mondays between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Wednesdays between 5-8 p.m. during late summer and the school year.

A little more about KIDZ Have Rights: The program educates and empowers students, school staff, and parents to recognize, prevent, and stop sexual abuse. It also teaches elementary students to listen to and trust their own feelings when they receive nurturing or confusing or selfish touches from grown-ups, including people they know well, as well as how to identify and tell safe adults. Since 2004, the program has reached more than 115,000 students in Kent County.

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Commitment
1-2 hours/week during the school year, as you’re available on Mondays or on Wednesday evenings
Requirements
18+; pass a background check
Neighborhood
Midtown
Location
Children's Assessment Center
901 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 901 Michigan NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
U.S.

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You know the value of doing behind-the-scenes work. You value keeping paperwork orderly and don’t mind organizing, making copies, and printing new materials. You know it’s all a part of an important process. You are willing to commit to maintaining the confidentiality of clients and anyone else you may encounter in the building.

About Children's Assessment Center

The Children’s Assessment Center assesses, supports, and assists child victims of suspected sexual abuse, as well as educate children and the community to prevent such assaults. The CAC works with a multidisciplinary team to provide a child-friendly response to child sexual abuse for kids up to 18 years old. This team includes clinical, medical, and administrative staff, plus law enforcement officials, Child Protective Services, and the prosecutor’s office. The CAC provides all necessary follow-up services at no cost to the families. Last year, the CAC provided services to 900 children through interviews, assessments, medical exams, group therapy, and individual counseling.

  • Cac Building
  • Cac Feelings Door
  • Cac Inside Out

What Others are Saying

“As a child I walked in the shoes of some of these children, so I wanted to volunteer in an organization that was close to my heart. I enjoyed every time I was there! Give a couple hours once a week and see how you feel walking out of there. Happiness throughout your entire body is priceless.”

Shannda

Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Children's Assessment Center directly.

Angie Kowalczyk Office & Volunteer Coordinator 616-336-5197

What to Expect

Submit a volunteer application and mail it to the Center (901 Michigan St, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). You’ll be contacted and invited to an in-depth training at the CAC, which is tailored to meet your level of experience so that you have the tools you need to be successful. Angie will regularly check-in with you and make sure you have the ongoing support you need, including information about self-care and remaining healthy in the trauma-rich environment of child sexual abuse.