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

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

Center for Child Protection Receives Local Grant from Austin Community Foundation

The Center for Child Protection is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $60,000 by the Austin Community Foundation. The funds will be used for the Center’s primary service, forensic interviews.

“Our organization provided 1,025 children with forensic interviews in 2015, a 29% increase from the year prior,” Michael Torres, Center for

Center for Child Protection Receives Local Grant from Austin Community Foundation2017-08-24T15:20:33-05:00

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

Sold-Out Bingo Event Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars for Child Abuse Victims

The 12th annual PlayBingo Ladies Luncheon presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway brought together friends and supporters of the Center for Child Protection for a common cause – ending the cycle of child abuse – and a common love – BINGO. The sold-out event held in the grand ballroom of the Hilton in downtown

Sold-Out Bingo Event Raises Nearly Half a Million Dollars for Child Abuse Victims2017-01-25T06:44:37-05:00

NFL Alumni Annual Banquet and Golf Classic Raised More than $285,000 for Abused Children

The 13th annual NFL Alumni Caring for Kids Banquet, sponsored by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway and Golf Classic, presented by KB Home, raised more than $285,000 this year, setting a new record for this two-day charity event. The money raised will help the Center for Child Protection provide forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and

NFL Alumni Annual Banquet and Golf Classic Raised More than $285,000 for Abused Children2016-03-30T11:42:56-05:00