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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 8th Annual Statewide Conference 

Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation 

*** Conference Agenda ***

*** Session Descriptions ***

*** Presenter Biographies ***

Featuring a keynote from Mary Mazzio, Writer/Director/Producer of the film I AM JANE DOE  and Jessica Soto, Ropes & Gray Associate featured in the film, which chronicles the legal battle waged on behalf of victims of child sex trafficking on the classified advertising website, Backpage. 

Also featuring a plenary from Denise Edwards, Director of Government Affairs for the National Children's Alliance, who will speak about making the CAC voice heard at the national level.

Join us for a full day of professional development and networking with national experts and local colleagues, education on best practices and innovative methodologies for responding to children who have experienced sexual or physical abuse, and the following breakout workshops (click the workshop title to read the full description):

CEUs for Social Work, Nursing, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors available for an additional $25 per person. 

This program has been approved for 5.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work Authorization Number: D 73559.

This program is approved for 5.7 Category 1 MaMHCA hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredted approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (5.75 contact hours).


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Please note the deadline for cancellation is April 24th. Refunds will not be issued after this date.

Conference room block is open at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, at the special rate of $135 per night (plus tax). For reservations, please call the Sheraton reservations line at 888-627-7184 and mention the Massachusetts Children's Alliance (Group ID: 35684).   Update: the room block has been extended to be open until April 23rd! 

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