May is #NationalFosterCareMonth. Many of the children MCAP serves each year are in foster care or kinship care (when a child stays with a family member), so we have seen firsthand how important foster parents are in childrens' lives. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, check out Montgomery County's site for more information,* or you can contact Montgomery County's foster home recruiter, Bill Carroll, at email@example.com.
*If you are not in Montgomery County, please contact your county's Department of Human Services. ... See MoreSee Less
Do your kids use Instagram, TikTok, WhatsApp, and other social media apps? Do you know that predators use social media to identify and groom children? In this video MCAP Executive Director Mary Pugh shares important information that will help you ensure your kids can enjoy the internet safely. #StopChildAbuse#MCAPkids... See MoreSee Less
Today is #TeacherAppreciationDay! Teachers are not only charged with educating our community's children, but they also help to keep them safe. Teachers are mandated reporters of child abuse, meaning if they suspect abuse, they are legally obligated to report it. Nationally, according to a 2018 report from the US Department of Health and Human Services, educators accounted for nearly 21 percent of all child abuse or neglect referrals—more than any other category. We are so grateful to them for helping us #StopChildAbuse! ... See MoreSee Less