Dear Friends of CACI,
Here we are, the end of a very difficult year. This year has been full of the unknown and of significant loss to many; loss of jobs, security, safety, health, lives and our normal lives. As we enter 2021, there are still unknowns, but we are learning and adjusting for sure.
The CACI staff has kicked into turbo gear to meet the needs of the professionals working with CACs, so that they can best meet the needs of the children and families they serve. The dedication of the multi-disciplinary teams shines through stronger than ever. Professionals took advantage of web-based training opportunities, meeting virtually with team members, families, and children in order to continue the services that are so needed.
Please remember to do your part, this illness is relentless and has far reaching consequences. Some children will continue to be at risk and affected while isolated with parents, caregivers, and family who are struggling with their own issues of stress, illness, addiction, and/or financial concerns. This sometimes can lead to abusive situations.
Many kudos and thanks to those of you who continue to respond and support these children. Also, thank you if you are one of the supporters of a local CAC, or of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois in 2020. I ask for your support in the coming year. Please join us in being the needed BackUp so that each child can grow to be the RockStar that they deserve to be.
Happy New Year and wishes for safety and good health,