Posts by Northwest CASA

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Kindergarten Could Be Too Late

by Northwest CASA

*Trigger Warning* Did you know? Northwest CASA educates over 26,000 students during the average school year.  Our Prevention Educator, Jessica, says that right now about half of her schedule is the Kindergarten & Elementary age and half of her schedule is High School. While out in the community – she is sometimes posed the question [...]

May 2018 Counseling Evaluations are In!

by Northwest CASA

“People need to know how their job contributes” – W. Edwards Deming Here at Northwest CASA, offering free yet innovative services is what helps us stand out! And we are committed to making sure our services continue to make a positive impact on the clients that we serve which is why we ask our clients [...]

City Views, Discounts, & Donations!

by Northwest CASA

Do you have a helicopter ride on your bucket list? Could it or should it be added? Now is your chance to fly at a discount and give back to Northwest CASA all at once. We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Chicago Helicopter Experience. From now until June 30, 2018 – [...]

#SAAM Join us in April

by Northwest CASA
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Join us during Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 for a variety of activities. Links: Take Back the Night (McHenry) Lou Malnati’s GiveBack Event Break the Silence Workshop The Human Race Casino Night 2018 Follow us on Facebook & Twitter to stay update & current!

Call to Action: This is more than unpaid lotto tickets!

by Northwest CASA

Alert! Alert! Alert! – We need your help now! As you may know, the House did not pass Senate Bill 2046, which includes funds for domestic violence, sexual assault services, and many more social services across our state. Prior to the House considering SB 2046, Governor Rauner had announced he would veto the bill. We [...]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Northwest CASA

Since April of every year is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we felt it would be appropriate to post some statistics regarding sexual assault to help raise awareness of these staggering numbers. The following statistics were published by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault in By the Numbers: Sexual Violence Statistics. Sexual assault is [...]

Keeping Children Safe

by Northwest CASA

The occurrence of sexual abuse among children is more prevalent than many suspect. Unfortunately, most children know their offender(s) and often times are related to them. Considering all the myths surrounding child sexual assault, many studies have shown that social class does not factor in the risk for child sexual abuse. Northwest CASA would like [...]

Sexual Assault and the Priviledged Perpetrator

by Northwest CASA

Over the years many of us have come into contact with media coverage highlighting a perpetrator of sexual assault or abuse who appears to be entitled. By privilege we mean “a right or immunity granted as an advantage or favor especially to some and not others”. The groups in this case are the rich and/or [...]