child abuse resources
989 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1308
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) is an interagency, public/private partnership dedicated to minimizing trauma to children and families when concerns of abuse arise. The Center coordinates investigations and assessments with clinical and legal competence in an atmosphere that is safe and respectful of each family’s culture. The CAC works in partnership with all the necessary agencies and specialists to coordinate a plan of action. It works with police, prosecutors, social workers, advocates, medical and mental health professionals and others to provide high-quality, specialized services for abused children and their families. The Center collaborates in trainings for schools and community agencies and in research efforts to prevent child abuse in our community.
• Services: Multi-disciplinary (MDT) Investigative Teams; Forensic Interviews; Medical Services; Family Advocacy Services; Mental Health Services; Domestic Violence Services; Training & Community Education
• Referrals: The CAC receives referrals from the Department of Children and Families, Police Departments, the District Attorney’s Office and community agencies. A family can also contact us directly for assistance
• Costs: All services are provided at no cost to clients.
• MBTA accessible: Green Line B Trolley, Babcock St. stop
• Handicap accessibility: The CAC is located within the Family Justice Center of Boston building which is handicap accessible.
Neighborhoods: Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop
77 Rumford Avenue
Waltham MA 02453
• Trauma Evaluations
• Juvenile Offender Evaluations
• Risk Assessments
• Parenting Evaluations
• Comprehensive Family Evaluations
• Psychological Testing
• Psychopharmacological Assessment and Treatment
• Play Therapy
• Expressive Arts Therapy
• Individual Therapy
• Family Therapy
• Group Therapy
1125 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02134
Contact: Denise Hamilton, LICSW (Director of Marketing and Admissions)
(617) 524-3116 X 388
Services: IHC provides Residential, Educational, CBAT, BTR, CBHI In Home
Therapy/Therapeutic Mentoring, Special Education Schooling on site, Cranwood Group Home in East Freetown, Brighton/Allston Mental Health Services for children, families and adults, Afterschool programs, OT services, Clinical services, and Psychiatric services. Their programs are for children and families who are dealing with trauma in many of the programs and for adultsthrough BAMHA.
• Program keywords: Residential Services, 766 Day School, Individual, group, and family therapy, couples therapy, and In Home Services.
• Target population: Residential/BTR/School/CBAT: 4-12, CBHI: 4-20, BAMHA 4-99
• MBTA Accessibility (nearby stations, bus routes etc.): It is accessible by bus taking the Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #38 bus to their front door.
• Handicap Accessibility: They have the ability to meet the needs of those disabled and needing assistance.
3815 Washington Street, Suite 2
Boston, MA 02130
• Mental Health and Child Abuse/Neglect Intervention
• Family Support and Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention
• Early Intervention Services
• Day Care and After School Programs
• Adoption Services
• Foster Parent Training and Support
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