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

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

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

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 Dog2017-08-24T16:11:47-05:00

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

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

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