ChicagoCAC hosts free and low-cost education and professional development for social workers, counselors, teachers, youth-serving organizations, and other professionals and community members.

Below you’ll find our upcoming virtual offerings. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A link to pay for and receive Continuing Education credits will be available at the conclusion of the training for Illinois licensed social workers, counselors, or psychologists.

Please note that webinars are live and not recorded. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Webinars

Unfortunately, How To Parent After Trauma on April 9th from 10 AM – 12 PM has been postponed. We hope to reschedule soon!

Illinois Sex Crimes and Statutes

4/19/2024, 10 AM – 12 PM

Presented by Annette Milleville, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, ChicagoCAC

How do Illinois laws affect child sexual abuse cases? There are many laws in the State of Illinois which relate to the cases referred to CACs. This session with former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney, and current ChicagoCAC Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Annette Milleville, will look at current criminal laws including Illinois’ sex assault and sex abuse statutes, the Statute of Limitations for sex crimes and the admissibility of Other Crimes Evidence. This session will explore and explain how these laws and others affect child sex abuse cases, potential charging considerations, and prosecution limitations and opportunities in criminal cases. It is best suited for law enforcement, advocates, and other members of a multi-disciplinary team. CEUs are available for a small fee. 

Child Sexual Abuse: Working with & Supporting Boys

4/25/2024, 10 AM– 12 PM

Presented by Researcher and ChicagoCAC Community Advisory Member, Nick Marsh

This workshop explores key concepts in relation to child sexual abuse and working with and supporting boys. This includes exploring definitions of child sexual abuse and the vulnerabilities faced by boys and young men. The workshop will use research and critical reflection to develop an understanding of notions of masculinity and how a young male’s intersecting identities (gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability) can influence the care and support they are provided. Learn more about Nick’s work here.

Workshop materials include:

  • A brief article on child sexual abuse and boys 
  • The workshop slide-pack 
  • Additional resources list 

Session objectives include

  • To introduce CSA and provide a male perspective on different types of manifestations and experiences.
  • To explore barriers to discovery and disclosure of CSA and child sexual exploitation (CSE) for boys and young men.
  • To discuss potential unconscious biases and the effects on adequately protecting and responding to boys and young men.
  • To identify possible solutions and practical ideas to provide support to boys and young men impacted by CSA or CSE. 

Clinical Issues in Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse

4/30/2024, 1PM – 5 PM CT

Presented by Jan Waters, MS, LCPC, Chief Program Officer, Clinical Services, ChicagoCAC

This training will explore operational and clinical issues critical to the treatment of child sexual abuse that are not commonly covered in trainings on evidence-based practices. Consideration will be given to the needs of children impacted by sexual abuse throughout the treatment process. We will also examine key clinical considerations related to shame, sexual behavior and knowledge, dissociation, caregiver involvement in therapy, and typical symptoms that may occur such as sleep problems, flashbacks, intrusive memories, and transition problems. CEUs are available for a small fee. 

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Trainings and education sessions provided by ChicagoCAC’s Education, Outreach and Prevention Department are made possible by a generous grant from the city of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services. 

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