Tue, Mar 3, 2020 9:00 AM CST
2020 Champions of Children Conference
The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca
2020 Champions of Children Conference Plenary Speaker
Nicki Weisensee Egan

Nicki wrote the below piece for the LA Times and has a podcast out now based on her book Chasing Cosby.
I first covered Cosby's accusers in 2005. Why'd it take...

Andrea Constand first went to police in her native Canada saying Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her 15 years ago this week. I'll never forget the day I first learned about it. It was Jan. 20, 2005, a Thursday, just after 5 p.m.

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Don't miss our Dueling Pianos event,
where YOU pick the set list!

OPEN TO EVERYONE (not just conference attendees)! Fun Pianos is bringing a no-holds-barred musical experience where any style of music is fair game & requests are welcome! It's a non-stop, high-energy show that's sure to be a perfect night out for you & your team!
Tue, Mar 3, 2020 5:30 PM CST
Dueling Pianos - Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois CofC20
The Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca
Each April, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, CACI and CAC staff from around Illinois gather in Springfield at our State Capitol.

With our hands and minds full of informational materials, funding needs/issues, current and/or proposed bills and laws, questions, concerns and/or ideas, we are appreciative of this opportunity to discuss them all with our Representatives and Senators!
In conjunction with the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, CACI invites you to meet and mingle with advocates from throughout Illinois to learn more about the work they do with survivors of family and sexual violence and how you can help make our Illinois communities safer.

After the Advocacy Breakfast, a CACI Council meeting for Illinois CAC Directors, will be held.
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 7:30 AM CST
Advocacy Breakfast and Council Meeting
Illinois State Capitol & Scheels, Springfield
ChildFirst is an intensive 5 day course where students learn the necessary skills to conduct a forensic interview of an alleged child abuse victim.
Mon, Apr 6, 2020 8:00 AM CST
ChildFirst Spring 2020
Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana, Champaign
This year's Advocate Round Tables will focus on timely topics, overcoming challenges, and celebrating successes. This informal gathering of advocates will give advocates a chance to network and gain ideas from their peers.

There are 4 locations: Springfield, Herrin, Chicago & Rock Island

Advocates are welcomed to attend any round table regardless of their geographic location. The same format for discussion will be presented at every meeting. 
Tue, Apr 14, 2020 11:00 AM CST
2020 Advocate Round Table - Springfield
Sangamon County Children's Advocacy Center, Springfield
Mon, Apr 20, 2020 11:00 AM CST
2020 Advocate Round Table - Chicago
Chicago Children's Advocacy, Chicago
Wed, Apr 15, 2020 11:00 AM CST
2020 Advocate Round Table - Herrin
Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center, Herrin
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 11:00 AM CST
2020 Advocate Round Table - Rock Island
Rock Island County Children's Advocacy Center, Rock Island
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training trains professionals on the evidence-based psychotherapy approach designed to treat traumatic stress in children and adolescents. Participants learn how to administer a trauma-specific assessment, how to implement TF-CBT to special populations, and how to engage centers. Participants also learn how to engage the non-offending caregiver in the healing process. 
Thu, May 7, 2020 8:00 AM CST
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training
Holiday Inn by IHG Bloomington Normal, Normal
This training is for previously trained forensic interviewers to learn how to specifically explore issues beyond sexual abuse. This training will focus on the importance of interviewing children about a multitude of issues including physical abuse, witness to violent crime, and psychological abuse. 
Tue, May 12, 2020 8:00 AM CST
Interviewing Beyond Sexual Abuse
Drury Inn & Suites, O'Fallon
These less structured meetings are designed for MDT facilitators to network, develop new facilitation tactics, and share ideas to assist their MDTs in identifying and addressing challenges that impact case outcomes.

There are 3 meeting locations: Pinckneyville, Dixon & Charleston
Fri, May 8, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Southern Region MDT Coordinator Round Table
Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinkneyville
Fri, May 15, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Northern Region MDT Coordinator Round Table
KSB Hospital, Dixon
Mon, May 18, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Central Region MDT Coordinator Round Table
Children's Advocacy Centers of East Central Illinois, Charleston
This is Why I Kept Sexual Abuse a Secret for 20 Years

A child sex abuser takes time to worm their way into a child's comfort zone. The abuser is often already in a place of trust, such as a family member, clergy, or teacher. When the abuse begins, it's usually with acceptable touches. "The abuse I...

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OJJDP Announces Upcoming Webinars

Register for upcoming juvenile-justice related webinars on funding, programs, and initiatives.

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Food event by Will County Children's Advocacy Center and 2 others on Saturday, September 19 2020 with 196 people interested and 47 people going.

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Swishin' for a Mission 2020 Fundraising Dinner and Auction

Causes event in Quincy, IL by Advocacy Network for Children on Friday, March 6 2020

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