Project Graduation: Celebrating & Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

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

Project Graduation: Celebrating & Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care2019-12-05T15:13:17-05:00

The Kid’s Closet

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

The Kid’s Closet2019-11-07T10:18:53-05:00

Grooming: Knowing the Signs

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

Grooming: Knowing the Signs2019-09-12T09:22:15-05:00

Family Advocates: Providing Crisis Intervention To Caregivers

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

Family Advocates: Providing Crisis Intervention To Caregivers2018-11-16T11:57:35-05:00

Who is the Travis County Child Protection Team?

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

Who is the Travis County Child Protection Team?2018-10-03T10:25:04-05:00

The Forensic Interview: Reducing Child Trauma in Abuse Cases

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 Forensic Interview: Reducing Child Trauma in Abuse Cases2018-10-03T10:20:35-05:00

Vegetable Gardening: An Experiential Therapy Method at the Center

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,

Vegetable Gardening: An Experiential Therapy Method at the Center2018-09-24T15:03:09-05:00

Christopher Wohlers’ Story: A Tragedy That Sparked A Child Advocacy Movement

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

Christopher Wohlers’ Story: A Tragedy That Sparked A Child Advocacy Movement2018-10-03T10:19:14-05:00

Trauma-Informed Yoga: Build, Create, Regulate

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.

What

Trauma-Informed Yoga: Build, Create, Regulate2018-09-06T16:05:30-05:00

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Know The Facts & Signs

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. The magnitude of the problem is not fully grasped by the public due to the fact that only a third of child sexual abuse cases are identified, and even fewer are reported. By educating yourself on the facts and possible signs, you

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Know The Facts & Signs2018-09-24T15:36:07-05:00