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.

Please save the date for MACA's 10th Annual statewide Conference on May 5, 2020

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. Local Trainings are in bold.

5-7; One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare. The Field Center. Philadelphia, PA.
10-14; Forensic Interviewing of Children Training. NCAC. Huntsville, AL.
18-22; APSAC Colloquium & APSAC 2-Day Advanced Forensic Interview Training (18-19). Salt Lake City, UT.
25-27; Extended Forensic Interview Training. NCAC. Burlington, VT.
27; Maine Child Welfare Conference. Wings for Children and Families. Bangor, ME.

JULY 24: RI Human Trafficking Conference - Making Progress: Engaging in Partnerships for Prevention. Warwick, RI:

July 29- August 2: NCAC Forensic Interviewing of Children Training. Offered by NRCAC. Springfield, MA. 

For more training resources check out the following resources:

For Northeast Regional CAC trainings and resources, visit:
For a Midwest Regional CAC online trainings, visit:
For a list of all NCAC trainings (in person and online) visit:
For a list of all NCJTC / Fox Valley trainings, visit:

Training for mandated reporters
Online mandated reporter training is available here.