Maryland’s 1st Accredited Host/Satellite CAC

NCA Approves Somerset County as Satellite CAC Our hearty congratulations to Worcester and Somerset counties for becoming Maryland’s first host/satellite CAC combo!  We know great things are ahead for the children and families being served as Wendy Myers (from host CAC, the Cricket Center)  and Lori Engel (from

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Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training

Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training A full house with 12 Maryland CACs represented at the October 23rd/24th MCA sponsored Advanced Forensic Interview training. Great learning experience with lots of good information sharing, questions and answers. Share

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MCA’s October Newsletter

Maryland Children’s Alliance Dear MCA Members,Don’t forget that MCA’s website contains not only updates and postings from your colleagues from throughout the state, we also have a variety of resources for CACs. Check out our newest page for Members – here you’ll find links to the policies that are

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Engaging Local Leaders

Engaging Local Leaders The CRICKET CENTER continues their excellent work engaging and informing legislators in the important work of a child advocacy center and how this work enhances the whole community. Pictured with Congressman Andy Harris are (L to R) Dawn Blades, Child Protective Services Supervisor, Worcester County

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MDT Training for MCA Members

MDT Development Training for MCA Members          MCA recently sponsored Strengthening & Sustaining Your Team, a training for member CACs.  The focus was on building strong relationships and effective communication, improving systems, processes, & functioning, and strengthening collaboration among MDT members. The training inspired great energy among

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Advocacy at its Best!

Advocacy at its Best! Wendy Myers, Executive Director of The CRICKET Center in Worcester County, recently showed State Senator James Mathias their CAC and the good work being done on behalf of child victims of abuse.  Sharing this information helps inform legislators of the important role child

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MCA Supports Human Tracking Initiative

MCA Supports Human Tracking Initiative Governor Larry Hogan has announced a series of initiatives to combat human trafficking in Maryland by providing additional support for trafficking victims and pursuing innovative strategies and harsher punishments for traffickers. In support of these initiatives, the Child Advocacy Center Best Practices

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Maryland well represented at NCA Leadership Conference

MCA Members at the NCA Leadership Conference MCA member agencies meet for lunch on the first day of the NCA Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  Standing, left to right, Tom Grazio, Montgomery County; Krista Trahan, Baltimore County; Joy Hogue, Prince George’s County; Susan Hansell, MCA Coordinator.  Seated,

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Child Physical Abuse, a Guide to the CAC Response

Child Physical Abuse, a Guide to the CAC Response The National Children’s Alliance recently convened a collaborative workgroup on expanding the CAC mission to include delivering evidence-based services to victims of physical abuse.  They worked on developing guidelines and recommendations both for CACs currently providing services to

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