Is your family prepared? You know what to do if there is a fire or a snowstorm, but what about if there is a report of sexual abuse? Download our safety plan to prepare and have a conversation with your family today.
BCAC relies on the generosity of community members like you to support our mission to provide all reported victims of child sexual abuse in Baltimore and their non-offending caretakers with comprehensive forensic interviews, medical treatment, and mental
Mandated Reporters are teachers, social workers, nurses, and many professionals who work with children. Every state has laws requiring a report of abuse if they have reason to believe it occurred. But do you know what number to call and what to do?
City vs. City Run is the first run of its kind, giving you the chance to prove Bmore is the best and support BCAC.
On Saturday, October 4th, twin 5k races will take place in two different locations - one in Baltimore and one in DC - and each runner's time will contribute to an overall winning city.
City vs City encourages you to give back to the community by competing to raise the most money possible for a local Baltimore or DC charity. (a-hem...BCAC!) Plus, a portion of the race proceeds will be divided amongst the participating charities across both cities.
Once you have entered all of your information on the registration page, click 'Yes' when you get to "Would you like to join or create a team?" Then click 'Join Team' to select an existing team. Select 'Baltimore Teams' from "Select Team Type". And finally, select 'Team BCAC' to join in the fun and run with us!
Not a runner but want to support City vs City Run and BCAC? You can still donate directly through the City vs. City website.
Questions about City vs City Run? Email Jenny or call 443-984-3013.
BCAC frequently offers free, useful trainings to youth-serving professionals at our office in Charles Village. See below for July & August trainings, and sign up today.
CAC101 (Wednesday, July 23rd - 9:30am - 11:30am) - This is an introductory training that gives an overview of how a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) operates, using BCAC as an example. The training goes over scheduling, the interview process, medical examinations, reports, andother CAC practices. It is for all professionals who work or interact with a CAC. Click here to register and learn more.
Vicarious Trauma and Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Professionals (Wednesday, July 30th - 9am - 12pm) - During this training, professionals will learn how to strengthen themselves and their organizations against compassion fatigue and burnout. They will also learn how to incorporate resiliency into their everyday work-life. Click here to register and learn more.
Understanding Latino Culture (Wednesday, August 6th - 10am - 12pm) - "Understanding Latino Culture" provides insight on cultural influences that Latino populations face while living in the United States. The presentation provides a perspective on how Latinos view family, friends, social interaction, religion and their health beliefs. This information is presented to professionals who provide direct services to Latino communities in an effort to increase their cultural competency. Click here to register and learn more.
Understanding Your Role as a Mandated Reporter (Wednesday, August 13th - 9:30am - 11:30am) - This workshop will identify mandated reporters, their roles, and their responsibilities. We will review Maryland law, requirements for reporting, and the signs and symptoms of physical and sexual abuse & neglect. The workshop will provide the participant with reasons to report and information on how to report. We will also explore the long term impact of abuse on the most vulnerable and the role of the Child Advocacy Center. Click here to register and learn more.
Serving GLBTQ Youth: Understanding the GLBTQ Population (Tuesday, August 19th - 9am - 12pm) - This is a training that will provide information on understanding the GLBTQ population with a focus on youth. The audience for this workshop is social workers, counselors, psychologists, case managers, medical professionals, and law enforcement. Click here to register and learn more.
Check out this virtual tour produced by StoryFarm for a look at a day-in-the-life of BCAC.
Can your youth-serving institution afford to have a Sandusky / Penn State-like incident ruin its reputation and put your children at risk? Do you know how to report suspected abuse? Find out how you can protect your school and protect your children from the risk of child abuse. Click to learn more or send us an email to sign up your school or camp today! Watch the story on WBAL.
Read the article in the Jewish Times from 8/16/2013
BCAC via a grant from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention created Project CARD to train first responders on the need for minimal facts collection when working with children. View our video and resources.
BCAC is committed to transparency. View our Guidestar report online here.