For most high school seniors, graduation is a time to celebrate accomplishments and embark on a new chapter of life. Parents are typically overjoyed, throw their children graduation parties and take them shopping for anything they may need for their new college dorm room. Statistics show that almost 70% of graduating high school seniors enroll
Going shopping anytime soon? You can help kids at the Center at the same time!
Often times at the Center, our clients do not have the means to provide daily essentials to keep children in a safe and protected home. Several of these children have never received new clothes or a brand-new toy. This is where
Last year at the Center for Child Protection, 92% of children knew and trusted their abusers. This tells us that stranger danger isn’t the only tactic we should take when protecting our children. With this knowledge, what do we need to know to help protect the children in our lives?
One way an abuser may form
*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;
How does a Family Advocate handle crisis intervention with families during their child’s forensic interview? Here at the Center, our Family Advocates provide caregivers in high-risk situations with crisis support, determination of needs, and intervention throughout their involvement with the Child Protection Team.
Reducing Impact of Trauma through Caregiver Support
During child abuse investigations, caregivers are often overwhelmed
Through a collaborative approach, the Travis County Child Protection Team (CPT) is dedicated to reducing the trauma for children during the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against them.
The Child Protection Team is made up of the following organizations and agencies: Center for Child Protection, Department of Family and Protective Services, local law enforcement, Dell Children’s Medical
A forensic interview is a structured conversation with a child with the purpose of obtaining information about possible event(s) the child may have experienced, including abuse, neglect or the witnessing of a violent crime. In addition to being legally sound, the forensic interview is also a developmentally-sensitive method of gathering information with trauma reduction being a
The Center for Child Protection has developed several experiential therapy methods to help children heal from the trauma of abuse, and one of those methods is vegetable gardening. While gardening might not immediately spring to mind as a tool for healing child trauma, a therapeutic garden program can be a catalyst for significant intellectual,
Christopher’s Chair by Damian Priour
In December 1989, two-year-old Christopher Wohlers was admitted to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. He remained there for five days after being scalded in the bathtub by his mother’s boyfriend, who was later convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the
The Center for Child Protection offers many forms of experiential therapy to child abuse victims and their protective families. Trauma-informed yoga is just one type of therapeutic intervention used at the Center. The combined benefits of yoga poses, meditation, and focused breathing create a domino effect of long-lasting results that can help children heal.