Advocacy Day in Annapolis!

Joining MCA’s Chapter Director, Susan Hansell (center), at Advocacy Day is Cheryll Bissell (left) and Meredith Miller (right) from the Wicomico Child Advocacy Center.  The Baltimore Child Abuse Center planned Advocacy Day with Maryland’s legislative representatives to promote the work of the child advocacy centers of Maryland.

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Day Two in Annapolis

MCA joins other advocates in Annapolis for a hearing on House Bill 1007 which will help ensure every child in Maryland has access to an accredited children’s advocacy center (CAC). Following a report of child abuse or neglect, a child should be seen promptly at a nationally

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MCA in Annapolis!

Every Child Deserves a Child Advocacy Center MCA Chapter Director, Susan Hansell, joined many others in support of House Bill 1007, which addresses the urgent need to ensure that every child in Maryland has access to the highest standards of care through an accredited child advocacy centers.

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Background Checks for Schools

Legislators About to Stiffen Background Checks for Schools The Maryland General Assembly is deliberating legislation Maryland-2019-HB486 to stiffen the background checks conducted by public school districts. Please see the recent MCA post regarding the broad coalition supporting S.E.S.A.M.E. (Stop School Employee Sexual Abuse, Misconduct & Exploitation) legislation and the

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Maryland Seeks CAC Expansion!

Map of Maryland with Pins for Counties

Please support House Bill 1007 and Senate Bill 739 with an email or letter of support to your legislators that speaks to the good work your local CAC does in your community, not only for the investigation and treatment of allegations but also for the prevention of

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Support SESAME Legislation

Support SESAME Legislation! MCA has joined a broad coalition (including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Association of PTAs, Catholic Conference, and Maryland Associations of Boards of Education) to support S.E.S.A.M.E. (Stop School Employee Sexual Abuse, Misconduct & Exploitation) legislation:  SB 541 / HB 486. We need

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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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