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THANK YOU to our friends at KPMG for their donation of hundreds of books to the children we serve! The books were donated through KPMG’s Family for Literacy program in honor of Amy Rule, our 2016 Luminary, and… Read More

Día de los Muertos

Today, we hosted a Day of the Dead celebration in our Family Hope Center. Clients and their families learned more about the holiday, enjoyed snacks, listened to traditional music and made sugar skulls to take home!

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Today, we hosted a Day of the Dead celebration in our Family Hope Center. Clients and their families learned more about the holiday, enjoyed snacks, listened to traditional music and made sugar skulls to take home!

Child Life Practicum

Calling all child life/development students: the deadline to apply for our spring semester child life practicum is Saturday, October 1! Apply today to join our extraordinary team and help our clients and their siblings relax, play and build trust before and after their appointments at the center. Get all the details here.

ChicagoCAC Child Life

Calling all child life/development students: the deadline to apply for our spring semester child life practicum is Saturday, October 1! Apply today to join our extraordinary team and help our clients and their siblings relax, play and build… Read More

August E-news

This month’s e-newsletter celebrates our 15th anniversary, highlights our new training partnership with Brighton Park Elementary School and offers an update on our special events.

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Just a few weeks ago, this table in our Family Hope Center was looking a little worn, so our child life team invited clients to help fix it up. Now, it’s completely covered in our children’s beautiful artwork!… Read More

Canine Companionship Room

Now that we have a spacious staff lunchroom, one of our former break rooms has become our dedicated Canine Therapy Corps space. Each week, volunteers spend time with our clients, their siblings, and even our staff to help reduce anxiety, build confidence and just relax! Thanks to all of our superstar dog and people volunteers, and to our intern Olivia for putting together a bulletin board to help us read dogs’ body language!

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Now that we have a spacious staff lunchroom, one of our former break rooms has become our dedicated Canine Therapy Corps space. Each week, volunteers spend time with our clients, their siblings, and even our staff to help… Read More

The Sounds of our Family Hope Center

From outside the door to our Family Hope Center, you can hear giggles and squeals from kids of all ages waiting for their or their siblings’ appointments. Each week, our therapists help clients learn how to express their feelings, how to better communicate with their family, and what healing looks like for them. Meanwhile, our child life team leads games and activities that help caregivers and kids pass the time in productive, healthy ways. Learn more about the Family Hope Center.

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From outside the door to our Family Hope Center, you can hear giggles and squeals from kids of all ages waiting for their or their siblings’ appointments. Each week, our therapists help clients learn how to express their… Read More

Minimizing Trauma to Help Kids Heal

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For kids who have been abused, talking about the experience can be painful. ChicagoCAC and our fellow child advocacy centers were founded to minimize that trauma and to preserve evidence so a child doesn’t have to tell and retell what happened to them. From our welcoming building, to our friendly and compassionate staff members, to the nature of our partnerships with law enforcement and child protection teams, we make it easier for kids to come forward and begin healing faster and more fully.

Apply today for our internships and externships

We are now accepting applications for fall internships in our family advocacy, social work, prevention and other departments, as well as a psychology externship and a post-doctoral fellow. In addition to helping children and families heal from sexual abuse, interns at ChicagoCAC receive professional supervision and are able to participate in clinical trainings.

Fannie & Libby

Fannie & Libby

Through our partnership with Canine Therapy Corps, sisters Fannie and Libby play with kids and help them relax before their and their siblings’ appointments. These superstar volunteers can do more tricks than you can count – including synchronized rollovers!