Tribune: Facebook Live assault of girl, 15: ‘No one human deserves what happened to her’

This is horrifying. Many viewers saw this sexual assault of a child and did nothing to help her. We cannot assume that others are taking action to protect the children around us. Be the person who calls 911… Read More

ESPN: USA Gynmastics

“The tacit culture of acceptance of child sex abuse was fostered not just by Mr. Penny, but many of the long-term members of the board. Make no mistake, this resignation is the result of the brave women who… Read More

“We’re against ‘No, Run and Tell!” And Here’s Why”

“When ‘stranger danger’ awareness became popular, the concept of teaching children to shout ‘no!’ run away, and tell someone was the mantra for prevention advocates… So why doesn’t it necessarily work to help protect kids from sexual abuse?”… Read More

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