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The Children's Advocacy Center is based upon the fundamental premise that children have the right to be safe and protected from harm.

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Children's Advocacy Center

of Franklin County and North Quabbin Area

(413) 475-3401


2024 GOLF TOURNAMENT

JOIN US FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL CHIPPING AWAY AT CHILD ABUSE GOLF TOURNAMENT.

WE WILL BE GOLFING AT CRUMPIN FOX CLUB ON JUNE 7, 2024!

THIS YEAR'S EVENT FEATURES AN 11AM SHOTGUN START AND INCLUDES LUNCH AND BBQ DINNER!

THANKS TO ALL WHO REGISTERED, WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF TICKETS FOR THE TOURNAMENT

SEE YOU IN JUNE!

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Our Mission

The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Franklin County and North Quabbin Inc. is based upon the fundamental premise that children have the right to be safe and protected from harm. The CAC is dedicated to minimizing secondary trauma to child victims by streamlining the handling of cases of child sexual abuse, serious child physical abuse, and child exploitation.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE

Children's Advocacy Centers are designed to reduce the stress experienced by child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members throughout the investigation and intervention process. By focusing first on the needs of the children and their families, the CAC’s ensure that important services are provided, while improving the quality of the investigations. CAC’s reduce the need for children to tell their story repeatedly by coordinating a single forensic (fact finding) interview to gather the information needed by each member of the team to successfully investigate allegations of abuse.

Through the CAC, children and families are linked to medical, mental health, victim advocacy and other services determined on a case-by-case basis.

CAC News

Welcome From Our New Director

Executive Director’s Letter to the Community

RESULTS Chipping Away at Child Abuse

Results of the golf tournament

Join us in Athol on April 1st at 10:30AM for our Annual Flag Raising

Honoring Child Abuse Awareness Month, please join us!

Mandated Reporter Training

This 51A online training was designed by the Middlesex Children’s Advocacy Center in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to help mandated reporters:

  • Understand their legal obligations as mandated reporters
  • Recognize possible signs and symptoms of maltreatment
  • Know how to respond to a child who discloses abuse
  • Know how to file a 51A Report
  • Understand what happens after a 51A Report is filed

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