The Children's Advocacy Center of Hampshire County


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This Little Light of Mine 2024

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and on April 11, 2024, The Children's Advocacy Center will hold our annual This Little Light of Mine event to commemorate the child abuse survivors we have served in Hampshire County.

We plan to light over three thousand luminarias at Child's Park in Northampton and throughout the area.

The funds we raise will help to ensure child survivors in our community receive a coordinated, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in our dedicated, child-friendly house.

We hope you will join us for this event, and consider being a sponsor.

See all sponsors on our Thank You Page

Thank you to our Constellation Sponsor!             


Bagel Buddies

Thank you to our friends at Tandem Bagel for donating all proceeds from this adorable coloring book to the Children's Advocacy Center of Hampshire County.

Stop by any Tandem Bagel store to buy one for someone special!

 

''Worth the Wait'' - A Book to Support the CAC!

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