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

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

Center for Child Protection Earns “Partner in Prevention” Designation

Center for Child Protection has achieved “Partner in Prevention,” a nationally-recognized public standard to end the cycle of child sexual abuse.

The designation was awarded for the Center’s commitment to protecting children by training staff and volunteers on how to prevent, recognize the signs and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. To qualify, organizations must train

Center for Child Protection Earns “Partner in Prevention” Designation2016-04-22T08:26:15-05:00

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

Spotting the Signs of Child Abuse

In the Austin community, children are abused, neglected and exposed to violence at the hands of their caregivers, family members and friends, and often the adults in their lives are ill-equipped to identify or report their child abuse.

According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, in 2014 there were 2,157 confirmed child victims

Spotting the Signs of Child Abuse2016-03-30T11:04:00-05:00