Students at DePaul University in Chicago are creating video games that raise awareness for mental illnesses and other afflictions.

Event to highlight human trafficking problems

Oct 9, 2014

Illinois Central College’s Human Services Program is partnering with the Center for Prevention of Abuse to bring awareness of human trafficking in the United States.  The workshop, “Human trafficking: How to recognize it in your own back yard and what you can do” is running from 10 to 3 Friday. The event will be at the ICC Performing Arts Center on East Peoria’s Campus.  The keynote speaker was trafficked as a child and will share her story of hope and inspiration.  Cost for the program is $15. Registration is available by clicking here.  

Party for a Purpose Sunday August 31st

Aug 21, 2014

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is hosting the 4th annual Party for a Purpose on Sunday, August 31st.  

The Center for Prevention of Abuse has visited tri-county schools this month to spread awareness of bullying prevention.  October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Center officials have worked with teachers to host school assemblies, videos and other activities focused on anti-bullying.  Rachel Boudreau is with the Center for Prevention of Abuse.  She says another top focus is talking to students about cyber-bullying: