How the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) Model Works
OUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM
- SARC (Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center)
Harford County's lifeline to victims, potential victims, and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking.
- Harford County Public Schools (HCPS)
- Harford County Public Library (HCPL)
- Harford County Health Department (HCHD)
- CASA of Harford County (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
A program that trains everyday citizens to advocate for the best interest of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and found themselves stuck in the middle of the foster care and court systems.
- LASOS, Inc. (Linking All So Others Succeed)
Providing critical resources needed to support integration into American society for nonnative English-speaking residents and empowering them to contribute, engage, and communicate more effectively with their families, at work, and within the community.
- Harford County Kinship Navigation
Connecting kin caregivers with resources in their community.
- Healthy Harford
The Healthy Communities Initiative of the northern Chesapeake region. A coalition of local government agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents.
- Harford County Local Management Board
Bringing together child serving agencies to organize and ensure services and supports are available to help families raise healthy, successful children from birth to young adulthood.
- RAACE (Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere)
Raising public awareness about the prevalence of child sexual abuse, providing access to information and tools for how to prevent it, and in turn, eradicating the epidemic by inspiring others to stand up against abuse by joining our movement.
- Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force
A federally funded project ??designed? to respond to and investigate complaints of online sexual child exploitation.
The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force consists of law enforcement agencies from around the State.
- Maryland ICAC Facebook
- Maryland Children's Alliance (MCA)
State chapter organization for Maryland's Children's Advocacy Centers; serving as a leading resource on the CAC model within the state,
promoting system-wide improvements for abused children and helping to make our communities safer.
- Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services
The coordinating office that advises the Governor on criminal justice strategies. The office plans, promotes, and funds
efforts with government entities, private organizations, and the community to advance public policy, enhance public safety,
reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and serve victims.
- Handle With Care Maryland
A partnership between law enforcement and educators to identify children exposed to trauma at home or in the community
prompting a trauma-informed approach at school.
- Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
The Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board provides financial assistance for innocent victims of crime. The
Board may compensate victims who suffer a physical injury by helping with medical expenses, and by
providing payment for part of their lost wages.
- Maryland Essentials for Childhood
A statewide collective impact initiative to prevent child maltreatment and adverse childhood experiences (ACE's).
- The Family Tree
Reaching individuals with research-based programs and services that empower families and provide support to communities.
- No More Stolen Childhoods
Changing the public perception about childhood sexual abuse and to help those abused find fulfillment.
- Maryland Family Network
Making sure that all young children and their families have the resources to learn and succeed. Because the first five years last forever.
- Pro Bono Counseling Project
Family and Individual counseling services are offered. Free therapy is available to those who are participating in the Victim Services Program.
ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs)
National Children's Alliance (NCA)
Professional membership organization featuring the largest network of Children's Advocacy Centers
in the country that supports child abuse victims, holds offenders accountable, and helps children and families heal.
A national campaign to transform the conversation about child sexual abuse. Survivors of child
sexual abuse can and do lead rich, fulfilling lives. Healing happens, and hope is possible. It's
time to bring the conversation about abuse out of the shadows and into the light. It's time to #SHINE.
National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)
Modeling, promoting, and delivering excellence in child abuse response and prevention through
service, education, and leadership.
Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center (SRCAC)
Delivering training and technical assistance to those individuals in the U.S. Southeast Region
who provide collaborative and coordinated responses to victims of child abuse.
Report a CyberTip
Use the CyberTipline to report child sexual exploitation online. Reports may be made
24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
The nation's clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention
of and recovery from child victimization. Leading the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation -
because every child deserves a safe childhood.
VINE is the nation's most reliable and confidential source for updated custody status and criminal
case information. Register and stay informed.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
A non-profit organization "dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual
needs of abused and neglected children". Children can call anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Trained volunteers connect callers with emergency help, including services and shelters. They also
provide information for non-emergency callers, including counseling for adults and children. This is a confidential, 24-hour hotline.
Darkness to Light (D2L)
A leader in child sexual abuse prevention; advocacy for behavioral impact, education and training,
Survivors of Incest Anonymous World Service
Empowering those who have survived childhood sexual abuse (who are not abusing any child),
who want to become survivors and thrivers.