Meet the Experts

 

Adam Rosenberg, Esq. – Executive Director

Adam Rosenberg has been a strong advocate for social justice and a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves—especially abused children. He was the first male prosecutor to join the Domestic Violence Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and later prosecuted hundreds of cases involving sex offenders, stalkers and predators, child pornographers, and violent abusers as a member of the Sex Offense Unit. Adam Rosenberg frequently testifies, lectures, conducts audits, and runs workshops for youth serving institutions on recognizing, responding to, and the importance of reporting sexual child abuse. Adam also consults, provides guidance, and gives presentations on the best practices of not for profits and child advocacy centers. Additionally, he frequently presents on building awareness and prevention of child abuse.

 

Drew Fidler, LCSW-C – Director of Community Outreach and Education

Drew Fidler, LCSW-C, joined Baltimore Child Abuse Center as a Forensic Interviewer in September of 2012 and in September of 2017 was promoted to the position of Director Community Outreach & Education. As the Director of Community Outreach & Education, Drew works with youth serving organizations to analyze their systems relating to protecting youth, conducts trainings, and creates programs for organizations. Additionally, Drew oversees the daily operations of the Community Outreach & Education Department. Drew has trained over 1,000 professionals on how to protect children and their own organization from incident. Drew has also received training from the Department of Justice in building organizational resiliency, and utilizes that to help train professionals on how to build resiliency. Prior to joining BCAC, Drew worked with at risk youth both in the United States and abroad, and held various supervisory roles including camp social worker for an overnight summer camp. Well aware of the risk of child abuse, Drew combines her experiences as a social worker and in youth serving organizations in her role at BCAC. Drew received her Master’s in Social Work from New York University in 2010, has a Bachelors in Psychology from Skidmore College in 2008.

 

Crimson Barocca, LCSW-C – Forensic Interview Program Supervisor

Crimson Barocca, LCSW-C, is the Forensic Interview Program Supervisor at Baltimore Child Abuse Center. She has supervised and conducted forensic interviews at BCAC for the last 8 years, and began her career 15 years ago in child protective services, as a forensic interviewer, investigator, and then supervisor. Having spent significant time in the field of child welfare, abuse prevention and crisis response, Crimson has conducted over 2000 forensic interviews, observed over 1000 more, and has trained forensic interviewers, child protective services staff, police officers, medical and mental health professionals, prosecutors, and judges both locally and nationally.

 

Alison D’Alessandro – Senior Consultant

Alison has a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University.  She was honored for her work by Pope Benedict in 2011 when she received the Benemerenti Medal.  She also served on the Governor’s Maryland State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect for eight years, as well as other child abuse prevention and education groups during her 15+ years serving the community’s children. Now with BCAC, Alison works in BCAC’s Community Outreach and Education department.  Most notably, she recently developed a Train the Trainer curriculum for Victim Advocates on serving victims of child pornography. The project was funded through a grant from the National Children’s Alliance, who will disseminate the curriculum to the 850+ Children’s Advocacy Centers located across the nation.  Alison also educates youth-serving professionals throughout the Baltimore area on creating safe environments and child abuse awareness.

 

Molly Farrugia – Training Associate

Molly Farrugia is a skilled facilitator with seven years of experience as a community educator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Davidson College, where she was a recipient of the prestigious Belk Scholarship. At Davidson, she served as a Health Advisor and worked to develop and facilitate programming for students, faculty, and staff around topics of campus health and sexual assault prevention. Previously, she acted as the Project Manager of the Youth Graphic Novel Summer Project at the Baltimore City Health Department and served for three years as a Peer Educator at Planned Parenthood of Maryland. Molly has ample experience engaging diverse audiences with dynamic and interdisciplinary programming and enjoys finding creative ways to get new audiences invested in difficult topics. She currently works as the Training Associate at the Baltimore Child Abuse Center.

BCAC trains professionals, youth-serving organizations, and community groups to protect themselves, their organizations, and the children in their care.

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