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Monday, June 6 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Session 1C: “Keeping Children Safe” Prevention Education Series: How Child Advocacy Centers Can Promote Primary Sexual Abuse Prevention in their Communities

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It is well-known that sexual abuse and misconduct can occur in child-centered activities and youth programs. In 2015, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and Chicago Park District collaborated to impact the safety of over 200,000 children through the “Keeping Children Safe” Prevention Education Program. Through both in-person and online training, and administrative consultation, “Keeping Children Safe” addresses risk factors for sexual abuse on both an individual and organizational level. Learn about the educational components utilized, coalitions formed, training outcome measures, and lessons learned throughout this successful initiative with one of the largest youthserving organizations in Chicago.
Suggested Session Track: Advocacy & Communications

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Meg O'Rourke

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Meg O’Rourke oversees Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center’s Education, Outreach & Prevention department, which provides education on sexual abuse and trauma to over 4000 professionals each year. Ms. O’Rourke has nearly 20 years of experience working in child welfare, specifically with children with special needs. She has presented numerous workshops over the years on topics... Read More →

Monday June 6, 2016 9:45am - 11:15am
Meeting Room 4 Renaissance Washington DC Hotel

Attendees (15)