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

Coping Kits for Kids

One of the many services provided by the Center for Child Protection’s Family Advocate Program is a mental health assessment, if needed, with children after they’ve received a forensic interview. During this time, the Family Advocates use an evidenced-based safety plan where they help the kids identify coping skills they can use when they are

Coping Kits for Kids2017-09-20T09:30:17-05:00

Center for Child Protection becomes first children’s advocacy center in Texas to be site-certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

The Center for Child Protection, Travis County’s children advocacy center (CAC), recently completed a 15-month training process to become the first CAC in Texas to be site-certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), a ground-breaking approach to understanding and treating severely traumatized children.

The certification was made possible with the support of the St. David’s

Center for Child Protection becomes first children’s advocacy center in Texas to be site-certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics2017-08-25T11:15:26-05:00

Center for Child Protection Earns Coveted 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator

Center for Child Protection’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The Center has earned Charity Navigator’s fifth 4-star rating, the highest possible rating that indicates the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a

Center for Child Protection Earns Coveted 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator2017-08-25T09:11:15-05:00

NFL Alumni teamed up with Center for Child Protection for annual banquet and golf tournament raising nearly $340,000 for abused children

The 15th Annual NFL Alumni Caring for Kids Banquet, sponsored by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway and Golf Classic, presented by KB Home, raised nearly $340,000 to benefit Travis County child abuse victims. The money raised will help the Center for Child Protection continue its mission to reduce the trauma for children and their protective

NFL Alumni teamed up with Center for Child Protection for annual banquet and golf tournament raising nearly $340,000 for abused children2017-08-24T16:38:45-05:00

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