14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

November 15-17, 2017

Photos from the 2017 conference at the Westin Hotel, Annapolis.

Each year MCA sponsors the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, a premiere conference in Maryland that brings together professionals working in the investigation, prosecution, and treatment in child abuse cases.

The conference offers multidisciplinary workshops presented by nationally-recognized experts from all facets of the child maltreatment field. These workshops are aimed at prosecutors, law enforcement, doctors, child protective service workers, and mental health professionals.

Rebecca Jones Gaston, Executive Director, Social Services Administration, for the Maryland Dept. of Human Services, welcomed conference attendees.

Christopher Behan, Senior Associate, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Child Welfare Strategy Group served as the Keynote Speaker at Wednesday’s General Session Luncheon.  Mr. Behan shared information about Foundation programs, available on, that promote improved family dynamics for traumatized children.
Attendees discussed their roles at the CAC during the Role Related Roundtables
Elizabeth Letourneau, Ph.D., Director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, Johns Hopkins University, spoke at the Thursday a.m. General Session on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Using a Public Health Approach
Thursday’s General Session Luncheon featured Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention

Surveys and CEUs

If you haven’t already filled out an evaluation for each of your sessions, please follow the links below 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 get your certificates to you in the next several weeks. 

Thank you!

Wednesday 15th, 11:00 AM session: 

Wednesday 15th 2:00 PM session:

Wednesday 15th 4:00 PM session:

Thursday 16th 10:15 AM session:

Thursday 16th 1:30 PM session:

Thursday 16th 3:30 PM session:

Friday 17th 8:30 AM session:

Friday 17th 10:30 AM session:

Maryland Children's Alliance, Inc.

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Baltimore, MD 21218