Beyond Words 2017

Join ChicagoCAC’s Community Advisory Council in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month with BEYOND WORDS, a reception honoring survivors of child sexual abuse. We will enjoy live music, a poetry reading and light refreshments. Guests are invited to decorate a t-shirt as part of our interactive art display. Learn more and RSVP.

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Join ChicagoCAC’s Community Advisory Council in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month with BEYOND WORDS, a reception honoring survivors of child sexual abuse. We will enjoy live music, a poetry reading and light refreshments. Guests are invited to decorate… Read More

April 2017 Trainings

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, ChicagoCAC hosts numerous trainings throughout the month of April to equip professionals and caregivers to prevent child sexual abuse. View all of our upcoming trainings now.

Request a Training for April

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year ChicagoCAC aims to reach more adults than ever before with the skills and information to protect children from sexual abuse. We need your help! Can you request one of our free or low-cost trainings for your colleagues or community group this April?

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and this year ChicagoCAC aims to reach more adults than ever before with the skills and information to protect children from sexual abuse. We need your help! Can you request one of… Read More

2016 in Review

Happy new year! As we make bold plans in 2017, we wanted to look back at the numerous successes and highlights across our programs, development and community partnerships in 2016. 

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Happy new year! As we make bold plans in 2017, we wanted to look back at the numerous successes and highlights across our programs, development and community partnerships in 2016. 

Char on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

In case you missed it, check out this clip from WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. Executive Director Char Rivette, Catharine Thomann from La Rabida Chicago Child Trauma Center and Mary Jo Barrett from Center for Contextual Change held a great conversation about victims and perpetrators of child sexual abuse.

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In case you missed it, check out this clip from WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. Executive Director Char Rivette, Catharine Thomann from La Rabida Chicago Child Trauma Center and Mary Jo Barrett from Center for Contextual Change held a great conversation about victims and perpetrators of child sexual abuse.

Pledging to Prevent Abuse

The messages from our “Creating a Community Action Plan” conference are spreading! Thank you to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois for taking our pledges back to your team and helping spread the word during Child Abuse Prevention Month!

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The messages from our “Creating a Community Action Plan” conference are spreading! Thank you to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois for taking our pledges back to your team and helping spread the word during Child Abuse Prevention Month!

CACI Champions for Children 2016

We were honored to have two of our staff present at Children’s Advocacy Center of Illinois (CACI)‘s Champions for Children conference. Our staff presented on our PATHH Collaboration to get more children access to mental health services faster, and we presented on our partnership with Chicago Park District to make preventing child sexual abuse a community-wide effort. It was another great conference to learn more about our colleagues’ efforts and share some of our own!

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We were honored to have two of our staff present at Children’s Advocacy Center of Illinois (CACI)‘s Champions for Children conference. Our staff presented on our PATHH Collaboration to get more children access to mental health services faster,… Read More

SexualAbuseSpeakOut

We’re thrilled to host Sexual Abuse Speak Out’s fifth anniversary poetry slam, SLAM4SAAM! Join us at the center this Saturday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. to hear powerful performances of experiencing or supporting a loved one in the aftermath of sexual abuse, sexual assault and other traumas. Tickets are $10 at the door, and event proceeds support ChicagoCAC.

ChicagoCAC on WCIU’s Now.Chicago

Our director of strategic initiatives, Meg, was on WCIU‘s Now.Chicago this week to spread the word about keeping kids safe during Child Abuse Prevention Month. View part one and part two on Facebook.

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Our director of strategic initiatives, Meg, was on WCIU‘s Now.Chicago this week to spread the word about keeping kids safe during Child Abuse Prevention Month. View part one and part two on Facebook.

Creating a Community Action Plan to Prevent Abuse

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the center for “Creating a Community Action Plan to Prevent Abuse,” developed and led by the National Criminal Justice Training Center. Over two days, participants learned about the spectrum of abuse prevention, completed a Child Sexual Abuse Action Plan and pledged to do their part to keep kids safe. View photos on our Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the center for “Creating a Community Action Plan to Prevent Abuse,” developed and led by the National Criminal Justice Training Center. Over two days, participants learned about the spectrum of… Read More