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Maryland Children’s Alliance

The Maryland Children’s Alliance and our local children’s advocacy centers believe that every child victim of sexual violence or trauma needs a safe, supportive environment to share their experiences and begin their healing process.  Maryland Children’s Alliance works with our local community centers from Alleghany to Worcester Counties to serve our most vulnerable citizens, our children.

In Maryland 21 local children’s advocacy centers respond to over 5,000 children each year for allegations of sexual abuse, sexual assault and other maltreatment of children.  13 of those centers are accredited by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) having met rigorous standards at their centers ensuring the best care of child victims.

 A child comes to a local children’s advocacy center and tells his or her story once to a trained professional. A circle of care surrounds the child and family including victim and family advocates, law enforcement, child protective services, social workers, forensic interviewers, medical personnel and other professionals.  Together, this multi-disciplinary team makes decisions about how best to help this child survive and thrive.

Maryland Children’s Alliance plays a vital role providing accreditation support and professional development for local member center staffs. A private non-profit organization, Maryland Children’s Alliance is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance to serve as a convener across Maryland for continuous teaching, coaching, facilitating and education.

NCA accredited members meet rigorous standards at their centers ensuring the best care of for child victims.  Associate members have completed substantial planning towards the establishment of a fully functioning center. To find out more about the National Children’s Alliance and the levels of membership please visit their website at www.nca-online.org.

Chapter Staff

Chapter Coordinator
Susan B. Hansell
Maryland Children’s Alliance
2300 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-5137

443-872-2116

susan@marylandchildrensalliance.org

Board of Directors

President

Lynn Davis
Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County, Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 600-1762

Vice President
Adam Rosenberg
Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Baltimore, MD 21218
arosenberg@bcaci.org

Secretary
Vacant

Treasurer
Cheryl Conway
Queen Anne’s County Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center, Centreville, MD, 21617
cheryl.conway1@maryland.gov

Member at Large
Lieutenant Michele Denton
The Listening Place, Ellicott City, MD 21043
mdenton@howardcountymd.gov

Member at Large
Anne Bean
Cecil County Child Advocacy Center, Elkton, MD 21921

anne.bean@maryland.gov