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Open House

On October 6, 2022 The Children's Advocacy Center is hosting an open house! We will have refreshments, story time, music and tours. This is an opportunity for you to learn about how the CAC is helping children in our community.

We are located at 393 Elm Street in Northampton, MA.

For more information, please call 413-570-5989.


What is a CAC?

 

Worth the Wait Available Now!

Worth the Wait, by Lynn Scott

All proceeds for the sale of this book go to the Children's Advocacy Center of Hampshire County! We are so lucky to have such thoughtful and creative supporters. If you are interested in purchasing a copy please email worththewait487@gmail.com or call 413.238.4264.

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Our Mission

The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Hampshire County 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.

Through the CAC, children and families are linked to medical, mental health, victim advocacy and other services determined on a case-by-case basis. At the CAC our services are provided free of charge for as long as a child may need them.

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