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Illinois is going blue and we're not talking about your political affiliation. Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, the Department of Children and Family Services and Hospital Sisters Health System (St. Johns) are decorating the state with blue ribbons and blue pinwheels to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Executive Director Denise McCaffrey stresses kids have no safe harbor where abuse can't occur.

McCaffrey believes it's a time where individuals have been emboldened to come forward when they encounter abuse.

McCaffrey says parents should learn how to talk to their children about possible abuse to ensure they haven't been a silent victim.

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