C.A.U.S.E.S. has proven to be a valuable resource to Illinois’ most vulnerable children and their families. They have demonstrated a commitment to increasing knowledge and improving practice in the area of sexual victimization.
– Jess McDonald, Director, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Child Abuse Unit for Studies, Education and Services
Physical and sexual abuse of children is a complex problem with far-reaching effects. Its prevention and treatment require specialized clinical care and a range of additional services that address the needs of abused children in the context of family, school, community, and the child protection system.
C.A.U.S.E.S. was founded in 1975 by Nahman Greenberg, M.D., an eminent child psychiatrist, to address all phases of the problem of violence toward children, including sexual abuse. To achieve this mission, we
- Provide expert clinical services for abused children, their families, and others entrusted with their care
- Conduct research on the origins, consequences, prevention, and treatment of child abuse
- Educate and train professionals in techniques of assessing and treating abused children
- Consult with other agencies and government bodies on child welfare policy and programs
We hope to promote understanding of the origins and determinants of child abuse and neglect. Our focus is exclusively on children: their care, their well-being, and their development in the family and in other social settings.
Board of Directors
|Gordon Johnson, Chairman
|The Honorable Jesse White
|Robert E. Feller, President
|Herb Stokes, Vice President
|Bill Buckland, Vice President, Planning
|Andrew Griffin, M.D.
|Georgene M. Wilson, Secretary
|John W. Boyles, Treasurer
|John M. Marshall
|Richard LaBrie, Executive Director, C.A.U.S.E.S.