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With MCAP Happenings Blog we hope to engage even more of you, the people in our community, in our work to end and prevent child abuse in Montgomery County.

Why I Give To MCAP: Barbara and Michael Krancer

Posted in: Uncategorized
Date: April 22, 2019


As a small nonprofit organization, MCAP could not do our work to end and prevent child abuse without our donors. So on Mondays in April – National Child Abuse Prevention Month – we are celebrating them! And hearing from them in their own words Why I Give To MCAP. Our […]

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MCAP Wear Blue on the Steps Photo Album – April 5, 2019

Posted in: News
Date: April 10, 2019


Commemorating National Child Abuse Prevention Month, more than 100 members of our community wore blue, the color of prevention, and came out on a cold and rainy Friday to stand with MCAP on the Montgomery County Courthouse steps to send a strong message that Montgomery County does not tolerate child […]

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Why I Give To MCAP: Dwight Crawford

Posted in: Special Guests
Date: April 7, 2019


For our National Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign this April, we are taking some time to celebrate our donors. As a small nonprofit organization, MCAP simply could not do our work to end and prevent child abuse without them. For the remaining Mondays of April, we will hear from different […]

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted in: Education and Advocacy
Date: April 1, 2019


Today is the first day of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As you know, MCAP fights child abuse every month, every day, every year. This fight is the reason we exist. Since our founding in 2004, we have helped more than 6,000 children in Montgomery County to escape the horrors […]

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MCAP Pets!

Posted in: Special Guests | Uncategorized
Date: March 31, 2021


Working in child advocacy can be challenging. Many of our staff, board members, MCAP advocates, and stakeholders look to their pets for comfort. Here are some of them! Want your pet added to our gallery? Email a photo to heather@mcapkids.org!

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Meet our Compliance Coordinator, Annette M. Long-Tulio!

Posted in: Advocates | Education and Advocacy | News
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MCAP’s volunteer attorneys, known throughout Montgomery County as “MCAPs,” represent hundreds of child victims each year.  They all say it is the most rewarding work they do!  In addition to the mandatory training “The Art of Representing Children” required of all MCAPs, there are several clearances our volunteers need complete before they can start taking cases. As MCAP’s first Compliance Coordinator, part of my […]

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Legal Operations Update with MCAP Senior Staff Attorney Sharon Hofer

Posted in: Advocates | News | Resources | Special Guests | Uncategorized
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COVID 19 has affected all of us, on so many levels. While there is light at the end of the tunnel, every day we learn of more children being harmed by family members. Families have struggled and continue to struggle during this pandemic. Unfortunately, the effect of the pandemic on our mental health will not subside as soon as life returns to “normal.”   […]

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Legal Operations Update

Posted in: Advocates | News
Date: October 19, 2020


by Sharon Hofer, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney It has been eight long months since we began our “new normal.’ Many of us are still working remotely, including our MCAP Staff.  We have been very busy because, sadly, this new normal still includes child abuse. We have received many questions regarding which […]

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Tips for Managing Stress in Stressful Times

Posted in: News | Resources | Uncategorized
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by Ingrid Parker, LPC, MCAP’s Director of Community Partnerships Since March of 2020, our world has changed dramatically – and will continue to change. Our hopes, fears, expectations, stressors and anxiety have heightened with the ever-changing information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we are survivors and we are managing these changes. As we continue to effectively manage the changes resulting from this pandemic, it […]

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2020 Virtual Run For The Hill Of It! Results

Posted in: Events | News
Date: August 4, 2020


Thank you to everyone who participated in MCAP’s Virtual Run For The Hill Of It! As you know, all proceeds of the race support our work to end and prevent child abuse, neglect, and trafficking in Montgomery County. So whether you ran, walked, biked or swam, we are so, SO […]

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My Perspective on Working From Home (WFH)

Posted in: News | Special Guests | Uncategorized
Date: June 9, 2020


by Pat Teaford, MCAP’s Program Coordinator How could anyone have thought that we would be in the throws of a pandemic. And yet here we are, smack dab in the middle of uncertainty. Every aspect of our lives has been re-routed. Many little things we took for granted like going […]

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Tips for Managing Stress In Stressful Times

Posted in: News | Special Guests | Uncategorized
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by Ingrid Parker, LPC, MCAP’s Director of Community Partnerships The coronavirus pandemic has completely affected the course of our lives. COVID-19 is constantly being monitored and researched, as healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals work hard to make gains, account for the death toll, and create a vaccination for this disease. In […]

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#MondayMotivation: three new staff members!

Posted in: News | Resources | Special Guests
Date: April 27, 2020


This last Monday of National Child Abuse Prevention Month we are introducing you to the newest members of our MCAP Family: PFA (Protection From Abuse) Staff Attorney Eileen Schaeffer, Director of Community Partnerships Ingrid Parker, LPC, and Compliance Coordinator Annette Long-Tulio. They all joined us within the last eight months. […]

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#MondayMotivation: Melissa Boyd, Esq.

Posted in: Advocates
Date: April 5, 2020


Who’s our #MondayMotivation? Our MCAP advocates, of course! That’s why we’re shining our spotlight on one of them every Monday during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Our MCAP corps is made up of 140 professional attorneys who donate more than 8,000 hours per year to their cases with child victims […]

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