Training

ChicagoCAC offers free and low-cost trainings to professionals, community members and front-line providers on preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting abuse. In most cases, continuing education units (CE hours) are available for social workers and counselors.

Keeping Children Safe (formerly Responding to Abuse)

This is ChicagoCAC’s core training, including information for professionals and community members on preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting child sexual abuse. Learn more.

Keeping My Family Safe 

Preventing abuse starts with parents and caregivers teaching children about healthy relationships, sexual development, privacy and boundaries. This training empowers caregivers to have these tough conversations with their children and the adults who care for them. Learn more.

Seguridad de Familia (Family Safety)

Conducted in Spanish, this training is developed for Latin@ professionals and community groups. covers preventing child sexual abuse. Learn more.

Helping Keep Children with Special Needs Safe

Children with disabilities are more likely to be sexually abused and have special considerations. This training is divided into four parts on preventing abuse as families and program staff. Learn more.

The Road to Resilience: Introduction to trauma, its impact and trauma-informed environments

Ideal for child-serving professionals and organizations, this training covers the importance of recognizing trauma and how to support children, families and yourself. Learn more.

Training and Consultation for Youth-serving Organizations

This prevention education series is targeted at individuals and agencies that work directly with children and youth. The trainings include customized content for direct staff, non-direct staff, and administrative and supervisory staff, plus consultation and guidance are available for creating policies and procedures. Learn more.

Erin’s Law

ChicagoCAC offers trainings for school administrators, teachers and other school personnel on talking to students about child sexual abuse prevention, effects of child sexual abuse on children, responding to abuse, and mandated reporting as outlined in Erin’s Law. We also provide trainings for caregivers. Learn more.

Safe and Sacred

Created in conjunction with our Raising Awareness in Service and Empowerment of African-American Families (RAISE) coalition, this training helps faith-based communities prevent sexual abuse and support survivors within their congregations. Learn more.

Trainings for front-line providers

ChicagoCAC’s teams conduct specialized trainings for front-line providers on identifying sexual and physical abuse and providing care to victims. ChicagoCAC has provided training for Chicago Police Department, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Chicago Fire Department and EMS, emergency department staff, juvenile justice personnel and more. These trainings are not open to the public. Contact us for more information.

Mandated reporter training

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services mandated reporter training is available on their website.

Custom trainings

All of ChicagoCAC’s trainings are customized for individual audiences. If you’d like training on a topic not listed here, contact us.