COVID-19 Message and Resources

On April 1, 2021, the Children's Advocacy Center held "This Little Light of Mine," a community luminaria event designed to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse in Hampshire County.

We lit 2000 luminarias to honor the children who have come through our doors since 2006. Please see our events page for a list of sponsors, to hear the amazing renditions of "This Little Light of Mine" performed by local musicians, and to see some beautiful photos from the day.

Worth the Wait Available Now!

Just in time for the Holidays, 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 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