As adults, we have a responsibility to protect the children around us. View our resources or attend a training to learn how to prevent, recognize, respond to and report abuse so that you can help.

What to do if you suspect a child is being abused

If you think a child is being abused, contact the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services child abuse hotline, 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873) right away. Learn more.

Child sexual abuse resources

In the United States, an estimated 1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys is sexually abused before turning 18. You can help prevent abuse and ensure children who are abused get the help they need. Learn more.

For Children with Disabilities

Children with disabilities have special considerations when preventing, recognizing and responding to abuse. Learn more.

Internet Safety

Child sexual abuse happens online, too. Stay informed with how children are using the internet, and who they’re talking to. Learn more.


ChicagoCAC provides free and low-cost trainings on a variety of issues so professionals, caregivers and community members know how to keep children safe. Learn more.