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This has been a trying time for us all. Our master's-level therapists put together some helpful resources to help you and your family navigate the stay-at-home orders.
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The pressures of parenthood can be overwhelming. CAC provides some resources to help you keep your children and yourself healthy.
Books on prevention
Miles is the Boss of His BodyMiles Is The Boss Of His Body is a fun, engaging way to explore the potentially difficult topic of kids’ personal safety.
I Said NoI Said No! uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help parents and concerned adults give kids guidance they can understand, practice and use.
Fred the Fox Shouts, "No!"Fred is your everyday fox child helping to convey an important lesson in a clear, direct way.
Body Safety EducationA step-by-step guide for parents and carers on how to protect children from sexual abuse through personal Body Safety Education.
A Secret Safe to TellThis beautifully illustrated book encourages and empowers children to speak up if someone is touching them in away that makes them uncomfortable.
A Little Book About SafetyWhen adorable little Hugo Hippo heads out for a day of fun with his family at The Happy Herd Community Pool, he is confronted by all sorts of opportunities to make choices about his own safety.
Your Body Belongs to YouIn simple, reassuring language, the author explains that a child's body is his or her own.
Those are MY Private PartsThe book gives parents a great starting point for having important, candid discussions with their children about recognizing and preventing sexual abuse.
The Swimsuit LessonWritten by a police sergeant, this beautifully illustrated story book includes a separate step-by-step parent's guide providing a realistic view of the danger facing children today.
The Trouble with SecretsPresents situations which illustrate when to share and when to keep a secret.
Some Secrets Should Never Be KeptSensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch.
My Body Belongs to Me, From my Head to My ToesNow every parent, grandparent, or teacher can explain to a child the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching in a way that young boys and girls can understand.
My Body! What I Say Goes!A book to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, consent, and respectful relationships
Some Parts are NOT for SharingTravel with a pair of friendly fish as they learn about what parts of our bodies we share with others.
To report suspected abuse in Illinois:
Call 911 or 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873)
Outside of Illinois, call 1-800-422-4453.