MCA News

Congratulations to the Team in Baltimore County!

The Baltimore County Department of Social Services, which oversees the Baltimore County Child Advocacy Center, recently completed a very successful agency accreditation.  Here are just some of the great comments they all received: – Strong professional staff, unparalleled across the county and a ‘jewel to appreciate’ –

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Links to Conference Surveys

If you haven’t already filled out your evaluations, please follow these links and do so!  We value your insights. If you have requested CEUs we will need to verify that you completed evaluations for each session- so please do so as quickly as possible so we can

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2017 MCA Conference is on!

Board President, Lynn Davis, Board Members Michele Denton and Anne Bean, and MCA Coordinator, Susan Hansell open the 2017 “Treasure Our Children” conference in Annapolis.  Joining them is Frederick County’s therapy dog, Hodge. Please see the Mid-Atlantic Conference page, on menu, for additional photos. 

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The Queen Anne’s County CAC is Accredited!

Congratulations to the Queen Anne’s County CARE Center and its Multidisciplinary Team for achieving full accreditation with the National Children’s Alliance – the result of a five year long effort!  With the support of the community and its public and private partners, the CARE Center is proud

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Community Supports the Cricket Center

Congratulations to Wendy Myers and her team at The Cricket Center for focusing on children all day and keeping the focus on children during their recent fundraising event.  Supporters joined them at the Hobbit in Ocean City, MD, for a fabulous evening of music and fun!  If

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National Children’s Alliance Snapshot 2017

Check out A national survey of characteristics of child advocacy centers in the United States- Do the flagship models match those in broader practice.  While it is lengthy, it includes important information about best practices and high performing CACs that can guide each of us in our work

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The Cricket Center Marks Milestones

http://www.wmdt.com/news/maryland/the-cricket-center-hosts-open-house-to-show-resources-available-for-victims-of-child-abuse/627191573 BERLIN, Md. – Community members in Worcester County gathered today to show support for one child advocacy center. The Cricket Center in Berlin held an open house to celebrate some recent achievements. The center just hit a couple of milestones. Since opening up their doors in 2009, they have

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2017 Conference Registration Open!

The 2017  Mid-Atlantic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect is Wednesday, November 15  – Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Westin Hotel, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis.  Go to the Mid-Atlantic Conference button on the menu for registration details.  

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Local Center makes it more comforting for children

Photos of some of our new things, thanks to MCA! Queen Anne’s County Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (CARE) Center Making children and families feel safe and comfortable is at the heart of every children’s advocacy center.  No matter what building we’re housed within, the work of the

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How Does TF-CBT Help Children Move Forward?

How Does TF-CBT Help Children Move Forward?

Children’s advocacy centers make tremendous efforts to base their work with victimized children on evidence-based practices—those methods that have been proven to work. In the aftermath of abuse, many therapists are using TF-CBT (trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy) to move children and non-offending care givers onto the

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