Monday, April 5, 2010

MSPCC - Together Against Abuse!

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

"Let's work together to protect the children of the Commonwealth,keep them safe with their families, and provide them with an opportunity to thrive".

Guest Speaker Lisa D.
“Enough is enough.” With a history of profound abuse and neglect, Lisa was not going to let the cycle of abuse and neglect repeat in her own family. A 35-year-old mother with four children, she sought help from MSPCC for her youngest through our Worcester abuse victim program last summer. She and both her youngest two boys receive clinical and family support services. With the help of MSPCC staff, Lisa and her family are healing and are breaking this cycle once and for all.

MSPCC cordially invites you...Together Against Abuse Thursday, April 15, 2010Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel606 Congress Street ~ Boston, MA 022106 PM Reception ~ 7 PM Dinner(Business Attire)
For more information on the corporate sponsorships, please click hereor contact Emily DiMaggio at 617.587.1587 or

On April 23, 1878 the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was incorporated"...for the purpose of awakening interest in the abuses to which children are exposed by...parents and guardians, and to help the enforcement of existing laws on the subject, procure needed legislation and for kindred work..."

Since its inception, MSPCC has contributed to the advancement of child welfare. In addition to direct services, the Society has been instrumental in putting dozens of laws on the books regarding everything from abandonment to custody to support. Through MSPCC's efforts, adoption processes have been streamlined and foster care better regulated. Government programs have been instituted that strive to ensure children's well-being with regard to housing, nutrition, health care, and education. And perhaps most importantly, a new awareness of issues such as abuse and neglect has taken hold on all levels of society.

We've also adapted to the changing times and never shied away from taking controversial positions. From our 1903 decision to shift the focus of child protection from rescue to prevention, to stepping forward as the first secular organization to call for the Archbishop's resignation in response to the recently-exposed sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, MSPCC has been there for what we believe. It is this sense of the possible that has made MSPCC such a dynamic and effective organization during the past 131 years.

For a closer look at the history of MSPCC, click here for a timeline of MSPCC and Child Welfare Milestones from 1878 - present.

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