See our Senior Trauma Therapist Lorraine Guerrero Neumayer MSW LCSW CCTP at the 4:23 mark of this CBS News report of child abuse intervention professionals across the country, explaining the struggles faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Will County Children's Advocacy Center provides hope, healing and justice for children (and non-offending family members) who have endured sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, sexual exploitation, child pornography, neglect, and exposure to violence.
Multidisciplinary teams (MDT) comprised of law enforcement, DCFS investigators, forensic interviewers, child & family advocates, trauma therapists, medical personnel and prosecutors provide:
Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 to provide hope, healing and justice for children who have endured severe physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, neglect, and exposure to violence.
The FRIENDS OF THE WILL COUNTY CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was created in 1995 to allow the Will County CAC to raise necessary donations from empathetic and generous individuals, businesses and organizations to carry out our life-changing mission.
When children make an outcry of sexual abuse, a trained and compassionate interviewer obtains an accurate statement in a neutral, non-suggestive, and child-friendly environment. Forensic interviews recorded at the Will County CAC have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of child predators. In addition, the staff provides children and families with advocacy services and trauma-focused therapy, to enable the healing process to begin.
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In 1999, the FRIENDS OF THE WILL COUNTY CAC - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization - was created to allow the Will County CAC to raise donations from caring and generous individuals, businesses and organizations, to assist funding our advocacy, forensic interview and trauma-therapy services.
If you suspect child abuse in Illinois, call your local police department (911) or call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873 or TTY 1-800-358-5117). If you believe a child is in immediate danger of harm, call 911 first. In non-emergency situations, mandated reporters may report suspected child abuse or neglect using the new Online Reporting System. For more information about the guidelines for reporting child abuse or neglect, read the Care Enough to Call brochure in English, Español or Chinese (中国).