Keeping Children Safe

Preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting sexual abuse 

As Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s signature training, Keeping Children Safe (formerly Responding to Abuse) educates professionals, caregivers and community members on child sexual abuse. Through lecture and group discussion, the presentation covers:

  • how to define child abuse and child sexual abuse
  • signs and symptoms of abuse, including the grooming process
  • recognizing and intervening during concerning situations
  • reacting to disclosures of sexual abuse
  • trauma and its impact
  • the mandated reporting process
  • Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s role
  • how to support children, families and yourself

This training can be conducted in Spanish by request.


This training is intended for professionals, parents and community members, and it can be customized for specific audiences by request. In most cases, CE hours are available ($15 for licensed social workers and counselors, free for early intervention providers).


This training is 1.5 to 3 hours in length, and it can be customized for specific sites.


This training is available by request at your facility. ChicagoCAC also hosts the training quarterly at the center, free of charge.

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