NEW Webinar Series: Parents Preventing Child Abuse

Are you worried about your child's safety? Do you want to learn strategies to prevent sexual abuse? Join the CAC's Training Program Manager, Erica Chepulis, for one or more installments of this engaging and informative webinar series to learn ways to increase your child's safety. 

Preparing for a Safe Summer at Camp - Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 12:00-1:00 p.m.

With summer camp just around the corner, you may be wondering how to increase your child's safety as they meet camp counselors and spend time with new friends. Through this webinar, you'll learn about strategies to prevent grooming, encourage safe body boundaries, and access support from the CAC, the leading agency in Suffolk County on child abuse prevention, recognition, and response.

Presenters: Erica Chepulis, CAC Training & Outreach Manager and Madeline Bacon, CAC Mental Health Clinician


About the Presenters

Erica Chepulis, MSW, LCS
CAC Training Program Manager

As the Training Program Manager at the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Erica leads the Outreach and Training Program in educating professionals and community members to prevent, recognize, and respond to child abuse. Erica is passionate about empowering others with skills to promote child safety. 

In 2023, Erica delivered 121 trainings to a total of nearly 6,000. Training topics included Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse, Identifying and Responding to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, The Multidisciplinary Response to Reports of Child Abuse, Responding to Disclosures of Abuse, Understanding Children’s Sexual Behaviors, and more.

Madeline Bacon, MSW, LCSW
CAC Mental Health Clinician

As a Mental Health Clinician at the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Madeline provides specialized mental health services to children and families impacted by trauma. Madeline is trained in two therapeutic modalities, Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention and Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. 

In her role as clinician at the CAC, Madeline consults with youth serving organizations on how to create safe and supportive environments that mitigate the risk of peer to peer sexual abuse. Previously, Madeline worked on the Massachusetts Legislative Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse that developed a comprehensive set of best practices, tools, and recommendations to help Youth Serving Organizations keep children and youth safe from abuse. Madeline is passionate about supporting families impacted by trauma and expanding prevention efforts through education and awareness.

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Save the Dates for Future Webinars in this Series

  • Exploitation in the Virtual World - Wednesday, August 7, 2024 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
  • Recognizing & Responding to Child Abuse - Wednesday, October 2, 2024 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
  • Stop, Block, & Talk for Youth and Caregivers - Wednesday, December 4, 2024 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
  • Understanding Children's Sexual Behaviors - Wednesday, February 5, 2025 - 12:00-1:00 p.m.