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Center for Child Protection Announces New Board Leadership

*Pictured: CEO Michael Torres & Board President Sam Butterworth

The Center for Child Protection has announced newly elected leadership for its Board of Directors.  Sam Butterworth will serve as President for the 2019-2020 term and is joined by Anna M. Lee as Vice President. Andy Black will serve as Treasurer; Kristin Salyer will serve as Secretary;

Center for Child Protection Announces New Board Leadership2019-01-29T17:09:09-05:00

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 Announced2017-11-09T12:34:20-05:00

Dancing with the Stars Austin Raises Over $1.1 Million for Travis County Child Victims

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.

Inaugural event

Dancing with the Stars Austin Raises Over $1.1 Million for Travis County Child Victims2017-01-25T06:43:45-05:00

Sold-Out Bingo Event Raises $500,000 for Child Abuse Victims

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

Sold-Out Bingo Event Raises $500,000 for Child Abuse Victims2017-01-25T06:43:45-05:00

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 Now2017-01-25T06:43:45-05:00

Center for Child Protection Earns “Partner in Prevention” Designation

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

Center for Child Protection Earns “Partner in Prevention” Designation2016-04-22T08:26:15-05:00

Ride.Drive.Give. Raises Record Amount for Child Abuse Victims

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

Ride.Drive.Give. Raises Record Amount for Child Abuse Victims2017-01-25T06:44:37-05:00

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 Spotlight2017-01-25T06:44:37-05:00

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 Discipline2016-03-30T11:10:08-05:00