The Center for Child Protection has announced newly elected leadership for its Board of Directors. Tama Williamson will serve as President for the 2017-2018 term and is joined by Sam Butterworth as Vice President. Kristin Salyer will serve as Treasurer; Dean Leipsner will serve as Secretary; and Steve Harvey will serve as Immediate Past President.
This year, the Center for Child Protection developed several new and unique therapy methods to help children heal from the trauma of abuse. One method in particular involves a vegetable garden and the help of a scarecrow named Carrie.
The goals of this unique therapy method are several. First, it is a regulating activity because it
Dancing with the Stars Austin, presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway, provided a 10th anniversary to remember with competition, philanthropy and a raffle drawing, all to benefit Travis County child abuse victims. The entertainment-filled evening played host to nearly 1,000 people in the Hilton Austin’s Grand Ballroom and raised more than $1.1 million.
The 13th annual PlayBingo Ladies Luncheon presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway brought together a multitude of Austin women and Center for Child Protection supporters for a common cause – ending the cycle of child abuse – and a common love – BINGO. The ever-popular, sold-out event held in the Hilton Austin Grand Ballroom
In one month the Center for Child Protection had 381 children visit the Center. Whether they were here for a forensic interview, therapy or medical services or here supporting a brother or sister, these children all got to spend time in our Kid’s Play Area.
The Center has incredible staff who spend time with these children before
The Center for Child Protection’s primary service is the forensic interview. A service that gives a child victim the chance to tell a professional what happened. Here are 5 facts to know about forensic interviews.
- A forensic interview is a structured conversation with a child intended to elicit detailed information, in a non-leading non-suggestive manner,
By Mary Closmann Kahle and Tara Powdrill
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, when we as a society acknowledge our responsibility for facing and preventing child abuse and neglect, and we’d like to thank the Austin American-Statesman for its award-winning reporting on child deaths from abuse and neglect in Texas and its ongoing coverage of
Center for Child Protection has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end the cycle of child sexual abuse.
The designation was awarded for the Center’s commitment to protecting children by training staff and volunteers on how to prevent, recognize the signs and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. To qualify, organizations must train
The engine roar of the world’s most exclusive cars signified an event of a lifetime on Thursday, March 31, at the Circuit of The Americas. Combining fast cars and philanthropy, participants raised more than $161,000, benefiting the Center for Child Protection.
“This year was our 3rd Annual Ride.Drive.Give. event at Circuit of The Americas, and it
By Joy Rauls, Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas
The Oscar ceremonies were noteworthy for a number of reasons, but the biggest news was the Best Picture award for the movie, Spotlight. Chronicling a team of Boston newspaper reporters on the quest for answers in a child sex abuse scandal, it has given us another