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

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; Dean Leipsner will serve as Secretary; and Steve Harvey will serve as Immediate Past President.

2017 Center for Child Protection Board Officers Announced 2017-01-09T16:53:49+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

5 Facts About Forensic Interviews

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.

  1. A forensic interview is a structured conversation with a child intended to elicit detailed information, in a non-leading non-suggestive manner,
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Where We Are Now

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

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Where We Are Now 2017-01-25T06:43:45+00:00

It’s Time To Shine Our Own Spotlight

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

It’s Time To Shine Our Own Spotlight 2017-01-25T06:44:37+00:00

Tips for Parents on Positive Discipline

Disciplining your child is a critical component to parenting. However, it is not always easy! By definition, discipline is used to teach children about expectations and guidelines, and so it is important and necessary for parents to take the time and effort to determine what is the best form of discipline for any given situation.

Tips for Parents on Positive Discipline 2016-03-30T11:10:08+00:00

Spotting the Signs of Child Abuse

In the Austin community, children are abused, neglected and exposed to violence at the hands of their caregivers, family members and friends, and often the adults in their lives are ill-equipped to identify or report their child abuse.

According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, in 2014 there were 2,157 confirmed child victims

Spotting the Signs of Child Abuse 2016-03-30T11:04:00+00:00