After an eventful spring at MACA, we have much to share! We hired our new Training and Education coordinator, hosted our 8th Annual Statewide Conference, and attended and presented at the National Children’s Alliance Leadership Conference.
Welcome to MACA’s new Training and Education Coordinator, Madeline Bacon- We are excited to welcome Madeline Bacon, LCSW, as our new Training and Education Coordinator! Focusing on the roll-out of our Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse: Working Together to End Abuse training, Madeline will be working with our CACs to bring our evidence supported information to communities across the state. Prior to joining MACA in April 2018, Madeline worked as an Intensive Foster Care Social Worker at Cambridge Family and Children’s Service, providing clinical case management services to children in the Department of Children and Family’s (DCF) custody. Her interest in, and passion for, the work done by CACs deepened while serving as a Family Advocate at Boulder County, Colorado’s CAC, Blue Sky Bridge. We are grateful for funding from both Help for Children and the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center to support her work.
8th Annual Conference- MACA hosted our 8th Annual Conference, Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation. Over 300 professionals across the state gathered on May 1st to hear keynote speakers Mary Mazzio and Jessica Soto. The keynote discussed the complex case of human trafficking victims, Jane Does, and their trials against the huge web-landing company, Backpage.com in Mary Mazzio’s film I AM JANE DOE. A heartfelt thank you to our conference sponsors and supporters, speakers, planning committee and all those in attendance, for making the day a success!
NCA Leadership Conference – Tom King, Executive Director, offered a workshop on our curriculum, Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse: Working Together to End Abuse. Tom, Nicole Richardi, Executive Director of the Plymouth CAC, and Michele Mullen, Training Specialist for the Northeast Regional CAC, presented as a team at the NCA’s annual Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.