Massachusetts Advocates for Children
MAC's mission is to be an independent and effective voice for children who face significant barriers to equal educational and life opportunities. MAC works to overcome these barriers by changing conditions for many children, while also helping one child at a time.
MAC’s vision is that all children in the Commonwealth, especially the most vulnerable, have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Central to this vision is that all children receive the high quality education to which they are entitled and which will enable them to succeed.
The goal of MAC's Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to violence, especially family violence, succeed in school. We advocate for supportive school environments in which children can focus, behave appropriately, and learn. See our signature publication, "Helping Traumatized Children Learn," at www.massadvocates.org. TLPI is a MAC partnership with the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.