AB Event Slide Presentation

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AB Event Slide Presentation


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Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse:

Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse restoring trust once lost

Scope of Child Abuse:

Scope of Child Abuse 3 Million cases reported each year Under-reporting is estimated at nearly 60% Approximately 20% of American women and 5-16% of American men experience some form of sexual abuse as children Sources: Child Sexual Abuse: A Core Social Problem by K. Wooden 2004 Department of Health and Human Services 2004, American Medical Association National Center on Child Abuse Prevention, 2007

Long-term Impact:

Long-term Impact A child who has been abused is more likely to : Commit crimes as a juvenile or adult Abuse drugs and alcohol Experience academic problems Experience health problems Become a child abuser as an adult

Before the CCAC. . .:

Before the CCAC. . . An Inefficient System Teacher Principal School Nurse Police Officer Nurse Social Worker Doctor Detective Specialized Nurse Specialized Doctor Specialized Social Worker Child Protection Investigator Lawyer Counselor


One Child, One Story, One Place State’s Attorneys Medical Chicago Police DCFS The CCAC


The CCAC Founded by Mayor Daley in 1998 Helps 2,000-2,500 children each year 75% of children are under age 13 The only agency in Chicago solely dedicated to investigating child abuse. A Recognized Leader Has served over 16,000 children reported as abused. National & International model for child abuse investigations Achieved 92% satisfaction among its children and families 2005 Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Award Winner

Programs & Services:

Programs & Services Coordinated Investigations & Inter-Agency Collaboration Specialized Child-Friendly Interviews Crisis Intervention Family Support & Case Management Services Transportation & Child Care Mental Health Services Individual & Group Therapy Art Therapy Adolescent Counseling Program Parent Support Groups


Impact Care begins within days — not years Children no longer re-traumatized through repeated interviews Integrity of collected evidence is maintained Increase in arrests and convictions through real-time collaboration

How You Can Help:

How You Can Help Join our new Associates Board ! Help Plan & Attend Events Volunteer for Events & Special Projects Build Awareness about Child Abuse & the CCAC Invite Friends & Colleagues to help!

On Behalf of our Clients, Staff and Board::

On Behalf of our Clients, Staff and Board: Thank you for coming! We hope that you will join us to make a difference in the lives of Chicago’s abused children.