You’re pretty special. Just saying.

Andy Schmitt 2

There’s no TECHY on staff at TBCAC.

We are a flock of empathic, sensitive, diligent individuals committed to protecting children and promoting their wellbeing. We are strategic-thinkers and do-gooders who aim to change the world.

We don’t know much about building databases. We don’t know much about hooking up audio visual stuff. We understand that WiFi exists, but we have no idea how.



And yet, we utilize sophisticated technology every day in the investigation of child abuse cases.

We just turn on a switch. Thanks to Andy Schmitt.

Andy is a well-respected IT Guru in the Grand Traverse Region. He is also a TBCAC volunteer who donates his time and talent to hear our concerns, ask thoughtful questions, and create brilliant solutions so that our technology runs efficiently and effectively. For the benefit of the children.

You’re pretty special, Andy.  Just saying.



Be More Awesome.

New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Time to give voice to inspired intentions. Time to take action to transform our dreams into reality.

During the past 12 months, the TBCAC grew from serving two counties to five. We facilitated twice as many prevention programs and experienced record-breaking numbers of interviews. More than 860 children have walked through our doors since launching our Center merely five years ago.

And yet, we want to be more awesome than last year.

In 2016, we intend to strengthen our framework as a trauma-informed organization. Every staff member, from the person who answers the phone to the executive director, will seek to better understand the impact of trauma — an important step towards living in compassionate and supportive community.

We plan to intensify our efforts to build cross-sector collaboration. We commit to cultivating a positive climate for our teams to recognize, appreciate and capitalize on diverse perspectives that enhance shared decision-making — a place where questions and opinions are valued and respected, a place where solutions are discovered and lives are changed forever.

We resolve to persist in educating the region about child abuse prevention. Momentum is building as citizens acquire the knowledge and skills to keep our children safe. As we expand our outreach within the Grand Traverse Region and beyond, we pledge to be a strong leader and partner in creating vibrant and healthy communities.

The best is yet to come for the TBCAC.

Join us. Be more awesome.