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Our next Keeping Children Safe training is on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Register now for this overview of preventing child sexual abuse, recognizing warning signs to intervene and responding to disclosures of abuse. CE credits are available for $15.

New Staff Training for Chicago Park District

Through our partnership with Chicago Park District, we recently trained 50 new staff in their arts, athletics and landscaping departments on keeping children safe from abuse. We’re proud to work with the excellent team at the park district… Read More

Crimes Against Children Conference 2016

Our prevention team is presenting at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s Crimes Against Children Conference this week. By sharing the strategies and lessons of partnership with Chicago Park District, we’re equipping our fellow child protection experts to reach youth-serving organizations across the country with the staff training, policies and procedures that keep children safe and stop abuse before it starts.

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Our prevention team is presenting at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s Crimes Against Children Conference this week. By sharing the strategies and lessons of partnership with Chicago Park District, we’re equipping our fellow child protection experts to reach… Read More

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Stopping sexual violence – including child sexual abuse – is up to all of us. At ChicagoCAC, our prevention efforts include each of the CDC’s recommendations to stop abuse. From listening to victims and helping them heal, to training adults to keep children safe, to working with community partners to create safe spaces for children, we’re committed to stopping abuse. Join us: www.chicagocac.org/prevent

Chicago Park District special recreation training

Today we trained 300 Chicago Park District special recreation staff on keeping children safe. Preventing child sexual abuse starts with caring adults taking responsibility for protecting children and youth. Know what to communicate to your child, behaviors to watch out for and steps to take with our free resources!

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Today we trained 300 Chicago Park District special recreation staff on keeping children safe. Preventing child sexual abuse starts with caring adults taking responsibility for protecting children and youth. Know what to communicate to your child, behaviors to… Read More

SCY Training

Thanks to Strengthening Chicago’s Youth for hosting us at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for our Keeping Children Safe training today. We had a great conversation about ways to protect children across our community,… Read More

Keeping Children Safe Word Cloud

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At the end of our Keeping Children Safe training, we asked attendees to share one or two words to describe how they feel about bringing this information into their own communities. We’re excited to see so many positive responses – letting us know that our trainees are empowered, comfortable and hopeful about preventing sexual abuse!

Peace Exchange Training

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Thanks to the wonderful young adults from The Peace Exchange who came out to the center for a tour and to learn about our violence prevention and intervention strategies. In preparation for their trip to South Africa this summer, they were eager to learn about our work and our trauma-informed environment, and we were inspired by their energy and commitment to making a difference for kids and families!