Children's Advocacy Center of Illinois (CACI)

Children's Advocacy Center of Illinois (CACI) At CACI, we believe children begin to heal the moment they are heard.

March 5-7, 2024 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference Speaker Spotlight 🛼Mary Byler, Born Amish, is the CEO The M...
01/09/2024

March 5-7, 2024 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference Speaker Spotlight 🛼

Mary Byler, Born Amish, is the CEO The Misfit Amish, an organization they founded to create and provide meaningful and educational resources for survivors, medical and legal support systems. They are certified in social and behavioral research by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative and serves as a researcher and cultural advisor for the Lock Haven University study on child sexual abuse in conservative Anabaptist communities. They are actively working on publication of a peer reviewed study on Amish and Anabaptist Child Sexual Abuse with Tara Mitchell PHD, Lock Haven University, presenting educational information to Healthcare Providers, Domestic Violence Advocates and CYS/DHS to bridge the cultural gaps, while collaborating with The Plain People’s Podcast, other professionals and experts to continue creating resources that will enable Amish and Mennonites to access information that meets them where they are.

As an educator and advocate for Amish children, they collaborate with other organizations and agencies to provide research supported and evidence-based best practice-based resources for Amish/Plain communities and survivors. A medical coder by profession, Byler also holds a Master certificate in life coaching, multiple certifications in trauma awareness, and specializes in working with survivors from cults and conservative sectarian religious groups. Byler was a co-creator of an exhibit in Lancaster County on Amish/Plain clothing and sexual assault. They produce audio and video recordings of Amish/Plain survivor stories, focusing on LGBTQ survivor stories.

15th Annual Champions of Children Conference information: https://rb.gy/6xpuqp

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.We thank our law enforcement partners who work daily to serve our Ill...
01/09/2024

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

We thank our law enforcement partners who work daily to serve our Illinois children and communities with honor, integrity, and courage.

Special mention going out to our very own Statewide MDT Coordinator & Retired Bloomington Police Detective, Mike Burns 💙

March 5-7, 2024 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference Speaker Spotlight: Nate Evans Jr.  Nate Evans Jr. is more t...
01/08/2024

March 5-7, 2024 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference Speaker Spotlight: Nate Evans Jr.

Nate Evans Jr. is more than a devoted husband and father—he's a beacon of resilience and hope. As a first-generation high school and college graduate, best-selling author, and mental health advocate, Nate is on a mission to bring about positive change through his impactful work.

He is the founder of "The Nathan Evans Jr Group LLC," a consulting company dedicated to mental health awareness and resilience coaching. Nate's commitment extends to being a sought-after speaker and a youth mentor, embodying his firm belief in "CHANGE WHAT WE NORMALIZE™."

Having triumphed over his own battles with mental health issues stemming from childhood trauma, Nate is passionate about eradicating stigmas surrounding mental health among youth and young adults. His experiences have driven him to craft keynotes, workshops, and programs focused on mental health, emotional intelligence, and resilience.

Nate's charismatic speaking style and compelling testimony allow him to connect with audiences of all ages. Through education and inspiration, he guides individuals on the journey to enhanced mental wellness, increased emotional intelligence, resilience, and a profound sense of self-worth.

15th Annual Champions of Children Conference information: https://childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org/resources/conferences/2024-champions-of-children-conference?fbclid=IwAR0ck8yZGIfA1O9awVJojG5OWveEWUGDMbZPiPrhurDmqWcVpxJCb16qMfc

🌟 Behind every successful team, there are extraordinary people making the magic happen!   THIS guy right here 👇🏽(CACI DC...
01/08/2024

🌟 Behind every successful team, there are extraordinary people making the magic happen! THIS guy right here 👇🏽(CACI DCFS Grant Manager, Michael Morgan) is definitely a shining light to everyone lucky enough to come into contact with him!

Another Saturday shout out goes to Mr.Morgan aka “The Mayor of Mentoring” all the way from St.Louis, Missouri, a dedicated youth mentor and champion! By day, he contributes to another great youth organization, and by night, he brings his invaluable tool belt of gifts to mentor with us for the past 5 years. His passion, inspired by his mother's similar dedication and work, is helping him shape this now generation. Kudos to Mike for his tireless efforts in youth development! We appreciate all that you do for our community of boys.




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01/07/2024

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March 5-7, 2024 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference Speaker Spotlight:  Sebastian Scales!Sebastian Scales is a ...
01/05/2024

March 5-7, 2024 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference Speaker Spotlight: Sebastian Scales!

Sebastian Scales is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, and nonprofit founder from Bainbridge Island, Washington. Sebastian graduated from Cornell University with a degree in engineering in 2017 and went to work for IBM in New York City. While there, Sebastian started doing stand-up comedy about his childhood sexual abuse experience. After shows, audience members would talk with Sebastian about their own traumatic experiences, many of whom had never told anyone before. These conversations led Sebastian to start the podcast ‘What happened to you?’. Since then, his videos have reached millions online.

Conference information: https://childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org/resources/conferences/2024-champions-of-children-conference

Learn more about Sebastian: https://linktr.ee/Sebastianscales

Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI) extends a warm welcome to the newly appointed Director of the Illinois De...
01/04/2024

Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI) extends a warm welcome to the newly appointed Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Heidi Mueller! 🎉

👏 Join us in congratulating and welcoming Director Mueller as she steps into her new role on February 1st.

Illinois DCFS is pleased to welcome our new Director, Heidi Mueller, who will join us on February 1st. Dir. Mueller is a recognized leader and highly sought after for her nation-leading reform work and advocacy on behalf of young people. With a deep understanding and compassion for at risk youth, she has been transformative in reshaping the way DJJ cares for youth in its custody. We look forward to continuing our work in protecting children and strengthening families in and thank Director Marc D. Smith for his nearly five years of service and innovation.
Governor JB Pritzker
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference.   This 3-day, five separate track, in-per...
01/03/2024

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Champions of Children Conference. This 3-day, five separate track, in-person or virtual experience, will bring you nationally renowned experts in the field of child abuse, and is purposefully planned for multi-disciplinary members and their specific disciplines.

Check out the full brochure here: http://tinyurl.com/5fz664rz

Register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/42962cfe-17bd-4fcc-b9f4-afe67cac0b19/regProcessStep1

Reserve your hotel here: https://book.passkey.com/event/50747832/owner/4811/home

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12/26/2023

FYI: this didn't work 🤣😂🤣

"On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and V***n..."   The CACI office is closed tomorrow so our staff can enjoy the comforts...
12/25/2023

"On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and V***n..."

The CACI office is closed tomorrow so our staff can enjoy the comforts of tidings and joy 🎄 Tonight, we will be keeping our eyes glued to the NORAD Tracks Santa site!! ✈️☃️

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Merry Christmas Eve 🎅🎄

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12/24/2023

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12/22/2023
🌟 You are invited to join the St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center at their new satellite location in East St. Louis! ...
12/18/2023

🌟 You are invited to join the St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center at their new satellite location in East St. Louis! 🎉🏡

As they embark on their 25th year of serving St. Clair, Monroe, and Randolph counties, an Open House will be held on January 8, 2024 at 2051 Lynch Avenue and they hope you will come celebrate and witness for yourself the impact they make in the community.

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12/17/2023

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Supporting the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois during the holiday season is a wonderful initiative. Here are a f...
12/16/2023

Supporting the Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois during the holiday season is a wonderful initiative. Here are a few ways you can contribute and make a positive impact:

💙 Follow and Share CACIs posts on social media

💙 Subscribe to our monthly newsletter here: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/SQaaHnB/CACInsider

💙 Donate: https://childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org/

💙 Apply to join the CACI Board of Directors - https://caci.coalitionmanager.org/formmanager/formsubmission/create?formid=70

💙 Host a Facebook fundraiser for CACI: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/about/personal-fundraising

💙 Talk to your company about having CACI present at your next Lunch and Learn, or sponsor a "Jeans Day" fundraiser

💙 Donate appreciated stock to CACI - contact [email protected]

Great information from the Rock Island County Children's Advocacy Center. Visit our website to find the CAC in your comm...
12/15/2023

Great information from the Rock Island County Children's Advocacy Center.

Visit our website to find the CAC in your community 📍 🏠💙

The Children’s Advocacy Center maintains contact with the family throughout the life of their case. We work cooperatively with agency service providers to make referrals based on the needs of the child and their family. We track referrals and assist families in connecting with service providers to initiate additional support. The Children’s Advocacy Center assists the child victim and their family to navigate the criminal justice system advocating for their concerns/needs with multidisciplinary team members/service providers, provides education on the investigative and court process, assists with resource attainment, and provides emotional support.

🍿😂 Popping in to say a HUGE thank you to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center for the buttery-sweet surprise! We'r...
12/13/2023

🍿😂 Popping in to say a HUGE thank you to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center for the buttery-sweet surprise! We're not sure if it's the Garrett Popcorn Shops cheesy goodness or the caramel crunch that's fueling our superhero powers, but we're ready to conquer anything that comes our way!

The Illinois Partners for Human Services is conducting research to learn more about the experiences of community-based f...
12/06/2023

The Illinois Partners for Human Services is conducting research to learn more about the experiences of community-based frontline human service workers and whether current wages adequately support their basic needs and ability to thrive.

If you are a full time frontline employee who spends at least 50% of your time interacting with clients, please take a moment to fill out their survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ILPartnersFullTimeFrontlineWorkerLivingWageSurvey

Illinois Partners is conducting research to learn more about the experiences of community-based frontline human service workers and whether current wages adequately support their basic needs and ability to thrive.

Please share this survey invitation with full-time frontline employees in your organization and your networks who spend at least 50% of their time interacting with clients! The survey can be complete here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ILPartnersFullTimeFrontlineWorkerLivingWageSurvey

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Yesterday, Kathy Murphy - CACI VOCA Grant Manager, and Jayonna Craig - CACI VOCA Grant Monitor, spent the morning having...
12/06/2023

Yesterday, Kathy Murphy - CACI VOCA Grant Manager, and Jayonna Craig - CACI VOCA Grant Monitor, spent the morning having a site visit at the Madison County Child Advocacy Center with Executive Director, Carrie Cohan and staff!

The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI) is the Lead Entity charged by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) with the administration of VOCA funds for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) victims’ services in Illinois.

At CACI, we're firm believers in the magic that happens when we come together for a common cause.  This month, we were h...
11/30/2023

At CACI, we're firm believers in the magic that happens when we come together for a common cause. This month, we were honored to welcome the amazing Tiffany Mathis Posey, CEO & Executive Director, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois to join us for our Lunch and Learn. 🤝✨ Their mission? To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. 💙 Join us in spreading the joy of collaboration and making a positive difference in the lives of children in need!

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