Chicago Park District Training

ChicagoCAC Training for Chicago Park District

Today we trained 1,500 Chicago Park District summer camp staffers on preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting child sexual abuse. That means 40,000 children will be safer this summer! Learn more about our trainings.

ChicagoCAC Training for Chicago Park District

Today we trained 1,500 Chicago Park District summer camp staffers on preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting child sexual abuse. That means 40,000 children will be safer this summer! Learn more about our trainings.

Extended Forensic Interview Training

Our interviewers were at the National Children’s Advocacy Center last week for a training on extended forensic interview techniques. Younger children and children with disabilities or cognitive delays can benefit from telling their story over multiple sessions, instead of all at once.

Extended FI Training

Our interviewers were at the National Children’s Advocacy Center last week for a training on extended forensic interview techniques. Younger children and children with disabilities or cognitive delays can benefit from telling their story over multiple sessions, instead… Read More

ChicagoCAC Dedication

sooz-0170Chicago’s First Lady Ms. Amy Rule joined us today to officially dedicate our new 18,000-square-foot addition. Friends and supporters gathered at the center to see the facility and celebrate what these new spaces mean for the children and families we serve. ChicagoCAC Board Vice President Julie Shelton, PBC Executive Director Felicia Davis, ChicagoCAC Executive Director Char Rivette, Ms. Rule, Holabird & Root Architect Rusty Walker, former PBC Executive Director Erin Lavin Cabonargi and ChicagoCAC Board Member Bill Dodds cut the ribbon.

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Chicago’s First Lady Ms. Amy Rule joined us today to officially dedicate our new 18,000-square-foot addition. Friends and supporters gathered at the center to see the facility and celebrate what these new spaces mean for the children and… Read More

“I felt so safe and I know that I am not alone. Thank you.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“I felt so safe and I know that I am not alone. Thank you.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, Public Building Commission Dedicate 18,000-square-foot Expansion

New spaces nearly double center’s square footage, allow for enhanced services for abused children

Press Release | June 18, 2015

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) and the Public Building Commission today hosted a dedication ceremony for the new 18,000-square-foot expansion of the center. Chicago’s First Lady Amy Rule joined officials from ChicagoCAC, their partners and the PBC in cutting the ribbon.

The city’s investment of TIF funding for the project has allowed ChicagoCAC to increase its capacity to coordinate investigative services and provide support for children who have been sexually abused. Read More

New spaces nearly double center’s square footage, allow for enhanced services for abused children Press Release | June 18, 2015 Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) and the Public Building Commission today hosted a dedication ceremony for the new… Read More

New bus for our transportation team

ChicagoCAC Transportation Bus InteriorChicagoCAC New Transportation Van

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our new 14-passenger bus! With this new (to us) addition to our fleet, our team of drivers can safely transport multiple families to and from the center for their initial investigations and weekly therapy appointments. Thank you to Help For Children, Prevent and Treat Child Abuse for making this possible!

 

ChicagoCAC New Transportation Van

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our new 14-passenger bus! With this new (to us) addition to our fleet, our team of drivers can safely transport multiple families to and from the center for their initial investigations… Read More

“I really love this place. They did a very good job.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

“I really love this place. They did a very good job.”

- Parent served at ChicagoCAC

ChicagoCAC at Hill Day

ChicagoCAC Staff in DCChicagoCAC Staff with Rep. Kelly

Executive Director Char Rivette, Senior Director of Clinical Services Jan Waters and our PATHH Partner Stephen Budde met with Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Congressman Bobby L. Rush as part of National Children’s Alliance’s Hill Day. Talking with legislators about our mental health and other programs helps demonstrate the need for trauma-informed services for children and families healing from abuse.

ChicagoCAC Staff with Rep. Kelly

Executive Director Char Rivette, Senior Director of Clinical Services Jan Waters and our PATHH Partner Stephen Budde met with Congresswoman Robin Kelly and Congressman Bobby L. Rush as part of National Children’s Alliance’s Hill Day. Talking with legislators… Read More

ChicagoCAC at Hill Day

Char at Hill DayChicagoCAC Executive Director Char Rivette is in Washington, D.C., this week with representatives from centers across Illinois and the country as part of National Children’s Alliance’s Hill Days. They’re meeting with legislators to talk about the importance of federal support for centers, so we can best serve the children and families who need us.

Char at Hill Day

ChicagoCAC Executive Director Char Rivette is in Washington, D.C., this week with representatives from centers across Illinois and the country as part of National Children’s Alliance’s Hill Days. They’re meeting with legislators to talk about the importance of

“But we shouldn’t stray far from focusing on, extending help to, and seeking to be sensitive to the survivors and using these cases educationally to better protect other children.” A powerful op-ed from Charles M. Blow in the… Read More

“But we shouldn’t stray far from focusing on, extending help to, and seeking to be sensitive to the survivors and using these cases educationally to better protect other children.” A powerful op-ed from Charles M. Blow in the… Read More