MACA is Hiring!

MACA is seeking a new CSEC Statewide Coordinator to join our team this fall! Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the CSEC Statewide Coordinator will promote and support the multidisciplinary team (MDT) response to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) based at the 12 Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) across the state. The position will coordinate efforts and activities to ensure that the CAC-based MDT response remains central to intervention and service provision.

For more information and how to apply, please check out our posting here!

Register for MACA’s 10th Annual Statewide Conference!

UPDATE: In light of the concerns regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Massachusetts, MACA’s 10th Annual Statewide Conference will be a virtual event on September 2nd, 3rd and 10th.

Join us for a full day of learning, professional development, and networking for professionals working with child victims of abuse and exploitation, including those in child advocacy, law enforcement, child forensic interviewing, social work, prosecution, child protective services, victim advocacy, medical providers, mental health, probation, and more!

Register for the conference, learn more about workshops and our sponsors on our conference website here!

MACA hosts 9th Annual Statewide Conference

On May 7, 2019, MACA held its 9th Annual Statewide Conference- Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation featuring keynote speaker, Sasha Joseph Neulinger, Founder & President of Voice for the Kids, and plenary speaker Jenn Abelson, investigative reporter and author.  Check out more pictures from the conference on our Facebook Page

Thank you to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Comcast, Insource Services Inc, National Association of Social Workers MA, Eastern Bank, Tufts Health Plan, ML Strategies, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the MAMA Bear Effect, Saint Anne’s Hospital, CaseCracker, Market Basket and DGI Communications for your generous sponsorships.

URGENT- FY 20 Amendments- We need YOUR help!

Two amendments were recently made to the House budget that will help us reach children who need specialized mental health services. To learn more about these two amendments, a list of representatives who have already signed on and talking points, visit our Legislative Action page! 

AMENDMENT #1292 – filed by Rep. Paul Mark : This amendment ensures CACs will have funds to improve their satellite spaces so all children will have the same experience no matter where they live. Additionally, it would mean that MACA can host specialized mental health trainings in Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention- an evidence-based mental health intervention for child victims of abuse

AMENDMENT #775 – filed by Rep. Kay Khan : This amendment provides proper funding for the legislatively created Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Task Force for which MACA is a member. Additional funds are ensured for evidence-based, specialized mental health interventions for children who may display problematic sexualized behaviors as well as funding for web-based prevention trainings