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To promote an environment where children are free from sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and neglect, and where all children are treated with dignity and respect.

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The Massachusetts Children's Alliance is a membership organization that promotes an integrated, multidisciplinary team response to child abuse. The Chapter is committed to strengthening collaboration and fostering systemic and societal change to protect children. Through support of member organizations, the Chapter ensures that children and families have access to high quality, comprehensive, specialized and culturally competent services of a Children's Advocacy Center.
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MACA's 6TH ANNUAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCE
Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Keynote speaker: Dr. Vincent Felitti leading expert on childhood trauma and principal investigator of the groundbreaking Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

With a retrospective on child abuse investigations from former State Police Commander Marian McGovern, and workshops on:

  • Child sex trafficking reporting and recovery planning
  • Working with children with disabilities
  • Trauma informed MDT response
  • Sentinel injuries
  • NCMEC resources for trafficking investigations
  • The MA Child Trauma Project
  • Evidence collection and crime lab testing…and more!

We will also honor our 2016 One With Courage Award recipient, Holyoke Detective Jennifer Sattler!

The conference will feature a full day of education on best practices and innovative methodologies for responding to children who have experienced sexual and physical abuse. Please join us for a day of professional development and networking with national experts and colleagues from across the state! Register HERE!

HAPPENINGS:
  • MACA Executive Director, Tom King, was presented with this year's Outstanding Chapter Leader Award by the National Children's Alliance! Read our press release here.
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