A Message from ATSA

“We need to recognize that, like every other form of violence, child sexual abuse is an avoidable tragedy. We need to ensure that real resources are directed to the thoughtful development, rigorous evaluation, and broad dissemination of effective… Read More

“Why wasn’t child sexual abuse prevented at USA Gymnastics?”

“Yes, we know that it’s very hard for people to respond to allegations of child sexual abuse when the offender is someone who is well known and respected in their community, but failing to do so creates an… Read More

To Prevent Sexual Assault, Schools and Parents Start Early

Preventing sexual assault starts early, and it’s our responsibility as adults to keep kids safe and teach them how to stay safe as they go out on their own. Check out this great piece from NPR, and start… Read More

Dennis Hastert accused of sexual abuse by at least 4, sources say

Via Chicago TribuneDennis Hastert accused of sexual abuse by at least 4, sources say. When child sexual abuse is covered in the news, we often see a spike in reports to the child abuse hotline. Ending the silence around abuse means that more adults are equipped to protect children, more children are able to disclose, and more survivors are empowered to speak up. During Child Abuse Prevention Month, please take a few moments to learn how you can prevent child sexual abuse and be there for a child who needs help. Learn more at ChicagoCAC.org/prevent.

Via Chicago Tribune: Dennis Hastert accused of sexual abuse by at least 4, sources say. When child sexual abuse is covered in the news, we often see a spike in reports to the child abuse hotline. Ending the silence around abuse… Read More

January E-news

In case you missed it, our January e-newsletter features a new video about the center, employment opportunities and Aidan’s story!

What Parents Need to Know When Selecting A Program

Getting ready to send kids back to school? In addition to pencils and crayons, don’t forget to add knowledge about keeping kids safe to your list. Check out this helpful site that includes questions to ask principals, teachers… Read More

Char Rivette featured on NBC Nightly News

Here is a clip from last night’s NBC Nightly News on the guilty plea in the Jared Fogle case. It is a 2:30 minute clip and Char Rivette, ChicagoCAC’s executive director, is included at the 2:00 minute mark. It’s affirming that NBC News looks to ChicagoCAC for expertise for this story.

SS NBC News Char Feature

Here is a clip from last night’s NBC Nightly News on the guilty plea in the Jared Fogle case. It is a 2:30 minute clip and Char Rivette, ChicagoCAC’s executive director, is included at the 2:00 minute mark…. 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

“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

Luminary Award Dinner in the news

ChicagoCAC 2014 Luminary Award Honorees
Our Luminary Award Dinner has made a splash in local news! The fundraiser was featured in both IOnTheScene and Candid Candace, highlighting the Chicago community leaders and other supporters in attendance. We’re thrilled to have such strong recognition of the event, the important work our teams do at ChicagoCAC, and our honorees, the Burkes. View full event photos here.

ChicagoCAC 2014 Luminary Award Honorees

Our Luminary Award Dinner has made a splash in local news! The fundraiser was featured in both IOnTheScene and Candid Candace, highlighting the Chicago community leaders and other supporters in attendance. We’re thrilled to have such strong recognition… Read More