Coping Kits for Kids

One of the many services provided by the Center for Child Protection’s Family Advocate Program is a mental health assessment, if needed, with children after they’ve received a forensic interview. During this time, the Family Advocates use an evidenced-based safety plan where they help the kids identify coping skills they can use when they are

Coping Kits for Kids 2017-09-20T09:30:17+00:00

Center for Child Protection becomes first children’s advocacy center in Texas to be site-certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

The Center for Child Protection, Travis County’s children advocacy center (CAC), recently completed a 15-month training process to become the first CAC in Texas to be site-certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), a ground-breaking approach to understanding and treating severely traumatized children.

The certification was made possible with the support of the St. David’s

Center for Child Protection becomes first children’s advocacy center in Texas to be site-certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics 2017-08-25T11:15:26+00:00

Center for Child Protection Earns Coveted 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator

Center for Child Protection’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The Center has earned Charity Navigator’s fifth 4-star rating, the highest possible rating that indicates the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a

Center for Child Protection Earns Coveted 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator 2017-08-25T09:11:15+00:00

NFL Alumni teamed up with Center for Child Protection for annual banquet and golf tournament raising nearly $340,000 for abused children

The 15th Annual NFL Alumni Caring for Kids Banquet, sponsored by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway and Golf Classic, presented by KB Home, raised nearly $340,000 to benefit Travis County child abuse victims. The money raised will help the Center for Child Protection continue its mission to reduce the trauma for children and their protective

NFL Alumni teamed up with Center for Child Protection for annual banquet and golf tournament raising nearly $340,000 for abused children 2017-08-24T16:38:45+00:00

Center for Child Protection Announces New Court-Assistance Dog

Today the Center for Child Protection hosted a press conference to highlight its collaboration with local agencies and commitment to ending the cycle of abuse as well as the addition of a new pet therapy and court-assistance dog, Mickler.

Interim APD Police Chief Brian Manley spoke on the issue of child abuse, stating that more than

Center for Child Protection Announces New Court-Assistance Dog 2017-08-24T16:11:47+00:00

Combining Fast Cars and Philanthropy for Child Abuse Victims

The engine roar of the world’s most exclusive cars signified an event of a lifetime on Thursday, March 30, at the Circuit of The Americas. Combining fast cars and philanthropy, participants raised more than $183,000, benefiting the Center for Child Protection.

“Ride.Drive.Give. is a one-of-a-kind event here in Austin that has continued to grow since its

Combining Fast Cars and Philanthropy for Child Abuse Victims 2017-08-24T15:58:05+00:00

Center for Child Protection Receives Local Grant from Austin Community Foundation

The Center for Child Protection is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $60,000 by the Austin Community Foundation. The funds will be used for the Center’s primary service, forensic interviews.

“Our organization provided 1,025 children with forensic interviews in 2015, a 29% increase from the year prior,” Michael Torres, Center for

Center for Child Protection Receives Local Grant from Austin Community Foundation 2017-08-24T15:20:33+00:00

2017 Center for Child Protection Board Officers Announced

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; and Dean Leipsner will serve as Secretary. These individuals support the work of the Center

2017 Center for Child Protection Board Officers Announced 2017-11-09T12:34:20+00:00

Vegetable Gardening: A New Method of Therapy at the Center

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

Vegetable Gardening: A New Method of Therapy at the Center 2017-01-25T06:43:45+00:00