Things to look forward to

Oktoberfest: Cheers for Children

Oct 19

2018-2019 Luncheon Lecture Series

Oct 2018 - Mar 2019

Events at a Glance

Oktoberfest: Cheers for Children

Date: Friday, October 19th at 6PM               

Location: Lake Forest Golf Club, 3110 W. Ellsworth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103        

Cost: "General Admission" tickets are $65 per person ($45 is tax deductible); "Benefactor" tickets are $100 per person ($80 is tax deductible)            

Join us to celebrate our annual Oktoberfest: Cheers for Children event at the beautiful Lake Forest Golf Club! Join us for a beer as we celebrate Oktoberfest. Try delicious, authentic German food and drink specially selected beer from Wolverine State Brewing Co., Jolly Pumpkin, and Arbor Brewing Co., all while helping to end child abuse and neglect in Washtenaw County. We will also be hosting our annual raffle drawing and silent auction at the event. For tickets to the event, click here. 

Oktoberfest: Cheers for Children- Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Barrel Sponsor: KHK Ventures, LLC

  • Keg Sponsor: By Design Interiors, Main Street Homes

  • Growler Sponsor: Ann Arbor State Bank, Dr. Katherine Kelly Orthodontics, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

  • Howler Sponsor: Acro Service Corp., Alumnitect, Allergy & Immunology Associates of AA, Bank of Ann Arbor, Dan DeCapua, Spotlight Houses, Julia Gilbert, CPA, PLC, Grove Emotional Health, Main Street Optometry – Vision Source, Stieper & Brust Orthodontics, Thomson Reuters, Transformational Choices Holistic Therapy

  • Pint Sponsor: Bredernitz, Wagner & Co., Davita Burkhead-Weiner, Capital Tool & Safety Supply, DTE, Dollar Bill Copying, Old National Bank, Chris Burk, State Farm

You could be on this list! To become a sponsor, contact Jyoti, our Executive Director at



Kids in Pain: How to Help using a Trauma-Informed Lens (Luncheon Lecture Series

Date: October 2018 - March 2019

Location: 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Cost: $20 per lecture ticket or $70 for the series

We can often have unrealistic expectations and make wrong assumption when working with kids with challenging behaviors. Often a child who has been a victim of trauma exhibits behavior we find troubling or difficult to understand, especially if we do not know the reason behind it. However, if a trauma-informed lens and approach are used to learn what happened to the child rather than just trying to deal with “what is wrong” with them, we can better help them deal with the pain and have a more resilient response to the trauma that caused it. Our four lectures are from experts in fields of behavior and child psychology.

This series’ topics include:

  • Trauma-Informed Approach: Creating Organizations that Empower Children to Thrive (Oct. 9, 2018)

  • “Bad” Behavior: Facilitating Healthier Choices through a Trauma-Informed Lens (Nov. 8, 2018)

  • A Roadmap to Healing: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Depression and Anxiety (Feb. 5, 2019)

  • What Has Happened to You, and How Can I Help?: Insights on Grief and Loss from a Trauma-Informed Approach (Mar. 6, 2019)

To purchase tickets, click here.


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