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Chicago Childrens Advocacy Center
Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and our partners are the front-line responders in Chicago to reports of child sexual abuse. We also respond to physical abuse, witness to violence, and other serious maltreatment. Since opening our doors in 2001, we have served more than 41,000 children.
ChicagoCAC is the city’s only nonprofit organization that coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts, and mental health clinicians under one roof. Our staff:
- facilitates our partners’ collaborative response
- arranges families’ visits to the center, including support services such as transportation and child life
- conducts forensic interviews
- provides family advocacy and crisis intervention services
- provides mental health therapy
All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. ChicagoCAC’s services are free of charge to every client.
Comprehend the key objectives of the Illinois Department of Human Services ProtocolDemonstrate an understanding of essential PAIP curriculum components Exhibit an understanding of an effective group process with appropriate co-facilitation skills Understand and gain the tools to engage with difficult participants Be familiar with PAIP Requirements and Reporting This virtual PAIP training meets the DHS training requirement for PAIP staff; however, participants in this virtual training will be unable to use this training towards CPAIP certification, as ICDVP has not approved virtual trainings. CPAIP certification is voluntary and not required to run PAIP programming.
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