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.
Join us on May 26, 2020 at 7PM EST for a live conversation with Sasha to discuss his critically acclaimed documentary, REWIND, his family’s journey in healing from multigenerational child sexual abuse, and the incredible public response to his story.
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!
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MACA is accepting applications for an Education and Training Coordinator! Please see our posting on Idealist for more information and how to apply!
Check out MACA’s Back to School Newsletter featuring resources on how to talk about body safety with children, how trauma impacts learning in the classroom and more.
Check out our Summer 2019 Newsletter to find out what the MACA team has been up to this Spring. Sending your children to summer camp? We have tips and questions to ask your camp to make sure your children are safe this summer!
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.
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
Registration for MACA’s 9th Annual Conference: Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation is OPEN! Early Bird rates until March 31st. Please check out our conference website to learn more and to register.