BCAC shares best practices in an effort to minimize response times and the after-effects of abuse for cases involving children exposed to sexual abuse, trauma, and other Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Maryland DHR Form 180

Click here to download the Maryland Department of Human Resources form to report suspected abuse.

Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding to Abuse

Learn how to recognize, report, and respond to abuse.

Tips to Stay Safe Online

Tips for Teens
Tips for Caregivers

Talking to Your Kids About Abuse

Have a conversation with your kids and learn the possible signs of abuse.

Sexual Development in Children

Learn the basics of sexual development and behavior in children.

What to Do if Your Child Discloses

If your child discloses, would you know what to do?

Safety Scenarios

Check out these safety tips.

How to Check if Your Daycare is Safe

Follow these guidelines to learn if your daycare is safe.

Library of Resources and Research

BCAC has compiled a list of important studies and resources for all to use. Feel free to link or download for your own use – just please give credit where credit it due!

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US Department of Childhood’s Defending Childhood Initiative
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study
Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center Resources
2013 State Council for Child Abuse Annual Report
New Directions in Child Abuse & Neglect Research
Child Welfare Information Gateway Analysis on Mandated Reporting
What’s New and Who’s Doing It: Implementing an Agencywide Resiliency Program

Building Hospital Partnerships by Adam Rosenberg & LaDonna Morgan

Click here to access the power point and NACHRI guidelines.


Feel free to use and learn, but please share credit with BCAC.