MCA News

MCA News

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

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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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The CRICKET Center Welcomes Josiah!

The CRICKET Center Welcomes a Facility Dog! The CRICKET Center was recently approved to receive a Courthouse/Facility Dog from Canine Companions for Independence.  Their specially trained facility dogs are trustworthy in professional environments and can perform over 40 commands designed to comfort and inspire child victims. One

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The CRICKET Center’s 5th Annual Walk for Kids

The CRICKET Center’s 5th Annual Walk for Kids   The CRICKET Center’s 5th Annual Walk for Kids was an amazing success, raising over $16,000 (so far!).  They used this opportunity to give away prevention packets to hundreds of people on the boardwalk.  The bright, sunny day reflected

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Get your tickets for BCAC’s “Be a Hero” Gala!

BE A HERO GALA Benefiting the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, “to change the lives of our community’s children” Last chance to buy your tickets for the BE A HERO event! Purchase tickets HERE! FRIDAY, MAY 4, 6:30 PM PORT DISCOVERY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM ​6:30 PM Cocktail Hour & Dinner 9:30

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Baltimore, MD 21218

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