At ChicagoCAC, we believe that adults are responsible for keeping children safe.
Our education, prevention & policy team facilitates trainings, awareness-raising activities and collaborative partnerships to prevent and respond to sexual abuse.
ChicagoCAC offers free and low-cost trainings to professionals, community members and first-responders on preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting abuse. In many cases, continuing education units (CE hours) are available for social workers and counselors.
ChicagoCAC convenes collaborative partnerships to prevent and respond to sexual abuse within specific populations. These partnerships include:
- Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities (CASACD)
- Providing Access Toward Hope and Healing (PATHH) Collaboration
- The Community Advisory Council
- The Chicago Prevention Alliance
We are also proud to be a network member of the Selah Way Foundation, a national network of the most highly-vetted anti-sex trafficking service providers dedicated to eradicating this issue on a global scale. Network members provide national services and training on a global level. By locking arms with the leading, expert organizations in this movement, The Selah Way Foundation creates a solid system of care for survivors of sex trafficking.
View our resources section for information on what to do if you suspect a child is being abused, ways to prevent abuse and tips on internet safety.