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IMD&U March 2015

Trainings to Prevent Abuse


In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center is hosting a series of trainings in April. Professionals, community members and caregivers are invited to learn more about preventing, recognizing, responding to and reporting child sexual abuse. 

Trainings are:

These trainings are free of charge. CEs are available for counselors and social workers ($15) and for early intervention providers (free). Any of these trainings may be scheduled for your workplace or community group. Contact ChicagoCAC for more information and to register. 

EnterpriseWorks Chicago - Winter 2015 Startup Series Venture Capital Overview

Monday, March 2 - Attorneys and investors will present an overview of what venture capital really is, the motivations of venture investors, how capitalization impacts the legal and finance structure of a company and how investor relationships drive strategy. Register at:

SBIR/STTR Commercialization Workshop – Granting vs. Contracting Agencies

Wednesday, March 25 -  Join SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup from BBCetc, as she discusses the differences between granting and contracting agencies, how to determine the best fit for your technology and how to tailor your SBIR/STTR proposal for each. Register at:

World Kidney Day – Thursday, March 12 

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Celebrated on the second Thursday in March, the mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. If detected early, Chronic Kidney Diseases can be treated–thereby reducing other complications and dramatically reducing the growing burden of deaths and disability from chronic renal and cardiovascular disease worldwide.

Random Acts of Kindness 


To kick off National Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 9-13), the IMDC and seven of its partners came together and donated more than 160 scarves, 130 hats, four dozen mittens/gloves, 15 coats, socks and sweaters. The event was featured on WCIU “You and Me This Morning”, February 9. Special thanks to our IMD partners:  WIHS, UI Cancer Center, Hektoen, JMTF, Ritz Communications, Illinois Rehabilitation Center on Roosevelt, CORE Center and the staff from the IMDC.



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