MACA offers a variety of trainings to enhance the response to child abuse all across Massachusetts.

MACA's Annual conference for multidisciplinary professionals - 

Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation
Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation - our annual statewide conference – brings experts from around the country to train on best practices and innovative responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation. We’ve trained over 2500 professionals – including police, prosecutors, Department of Children and Families, victim advocates, medical professionals and mental health providers. Registration is OPEN - click here to register for our 9th annual conference on May 7, 2019, featuring keynote speaker Sasha Joseph Neulinger!

Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse
MACA provides training for adults, including teachers, parents, youth serving professionals, and community members – click here for more information.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Learning Collaborative
In partnership with Nationally Certified TF-CBT Trainers, MACA is pleased to assist in training clinicians statewide in this evidence-based modality. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce the wait lists for children & adolescents seeking trauma-based mental health services and to connect Children Advocacy Centers with their local agencies and trained clinicians. If interested in future rounds of learning collaboratives for clinicians, please contact Madeline Bacon at

Please check back for future community trainings.

For Professionals

Training opportunities for Children’s Advocacy Center and multidisciplinary team professionals

For a listing of upcoming national and local trainings, click here. (Coming soon!)

Training for mandated reporters

Online mandated reporter training is available here.