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When: Tuesday May 2, 2017


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Sheraton Framingham Hotel 

Conference Center

1657 Worcester Road

Framingham, MA 01701

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MACA is pleased to announce our 7th annual statewide conference:

Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation 

Featuring keynote speaker Kayla Harrison, two-time Olympic Judo Champion, child sexual abuse survivor and advocate, who experienced abuse at the hands of a one-time coach, will offer a motivational talk on the importance of safeguarding youth in the sports arena. 

 With a plenary session from Kevin Mulcahy, Assistant US Attorney and child sexual abuse survivor speaker.  This year, we will honor both Ms. Harrison and Mr. Mulcahy with the 2017 One With Courage awards. 

Join us for a full day of education on best practices and innovative methodologies for responding to children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse, and opportunities for professional development and networking with national experts and colleagues from accross the state.

Featuring the following workshops:

  • Child Victims with Disabilities, w/ Scott Modell, Ph.D., MCG Consulting 
  • More than Playing Doctor or House: An Overview of Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, w/ Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., M.A., LPC & Sharon Millington, M.A., LPC, OUHSC Center on Child Abuse & Neglect (CCAN)
  • Promising Directions in Child Victimization Research, w/ Lisa Jones, Ph.D., UNH Crimes Against Children Research Center 
  • Innovation and Transformation: Responding to the Medical Needs of Children, w/ Linda Sagor, MD, MPH, MA DCF & Peter Sell, D.O., FAAP, UMASS Medical School
  • Interviewing Child Victims with Disabilities, w/ Scott Modell, Ph.D., MCG Consulting 
  • Evidence-based Treatment for Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior, w/ Jimmy Widdifield, Jr., M.A., LPC & Sharon Millington, M.A., LPC, OUHSC CCAN 
  • Developing a MDT Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: One County's Experience, Hampden County MDT Panel
  • Keeping Up: Combatting the Ever-changing World of Social Media Facilitated Child Abuse, w/ Kate MacDougall, JD, Essex District Attorney's Office
  • Civil Legal Needs of Minor Victims of Sexual Assault, w/ Kelsey Worline, JD & Eleni Kalmoukos, JD, Victim Rights Law Center

This program has been approved for 5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 72739.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 5.25 contact hours.

This program has been approved for 5.25 Category I MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.

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