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The CAC of Suffolk County supports the health and wellbeing of the children and families of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. Each month we'll share highlights and updates to help you better understand how you are part of the healing and justice we see every day. 

Featured News

Celebration of Courage

On Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the CAC and our partners at the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and the Massachusetts Children's Alliance invite you to join us in the House Members' Lounge at the State House to celebrate the courage of survivors.

In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month and the 10 year anniversary of Now You Seea collection of images of the eyes of survivors and those affected by sexual and physical abuse and exploitation―this inspiring event will feature remarks and a musical performance by survivors of child abuse. Please RSVP by Friday, April 26 to join us!

Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and there's still one week left to do your part to spread awareness about this important issue!

There are several quick and easy ways to join the movement:

Upcoming Events

On May 6 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. the CAC and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office are hosting a Stop Block Talk online safety workshop at the Charlestown Kennedy Center, 3rd Floor (15 Tufts Street, Boston MA 02129). This free, in-person workshop is hosted in partnership with the Charlestown Mothers Association and the John F. Kennedy Service Center and is open to adults only from Boston, Chelsea, Revere, & Winthrop. Advance registration is required.

Recent Highlight

After months of training in the New England elements, Team Suffolk CAC was in high spirits as they took on the historic Boston Marathon route from Hopkinton to Boylston Street on Monday, April 15.

Together, Cait, Carey, Kaitlynn, Kate, and Talia raised an incredible $41,528 (and counting!) in support of the children who come through the CAC's doors.

They also raised awareness about the CAC and child abuse through their social media posts and fundraising events. Kaitlynn was even featured on Mix 104.1's Morning Show!

It's not too late to add to their fundraising total and ensure that every child who needs the CAC's free trauma-informed services receives the specialized care they deserve.

We are so grateful to the team for their hard work and dedication!

Staff Spotlight

Gladys Sorto-Aviles has been the CAC's bilingual (Spanish/English) Family Resource Specialist for 2.5 years. In her role, she develops and shares resources with families and provides consultation to advocates. She works on building ongoing relationships with community agencies and explores ways of partnering and sharing information. Gladys also oversees the CAC's survey system ensuring essential feedback is received confidentially from families and team members.

In addition to her responsibilities as the Family Resource Specialist, Gladys is also the Suffolk County Child Fatality Review Co-Lead and Coordinator. In that role she conducts individual reviews of child fatalities to understand the circumstances and causes of child deaths with a focus on prevention.

Gladys is a critical member of the CAC team and we are inspired by her passion for helping families every day.

Community Connections

On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. we will join our partners at the Wang YMCA in Chinatown for their annual Healthy Kids Daya celebration dedicated to teaching kids about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition and physical activity, mental and emotional well-being, and developing healthy habits.

The event is open to the community and will include free food and a special performance by the Chinese Dance Team.

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