Our goal for this month, and every month, is to increase the public’s understanding of the signs of abuse and how to report abuse, as well as spotlighting the CAC’s work as one of the most effective and specialized resources available to this population for mental health recovery services.
News & Events
CACTX announces the first recipients of the Women of Courage grant. Learn more about the Women of Courage and see the 3-minute videos the CACs submitted to win the grant.
Therapists coach parents through telehealth technology to help children heal at CACs in Texas.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas launches a new campaign under the One with Courage initiative. “Courage to Report. Courage to Heal” will focus not only on the importance of reporting abuse, but also how reporting ultimately enables these children to get the healing services they need to recover and lead happy, productive lives.
Joy Rauls, executive director of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) of Texas, thanks the Amerigroup Foundation for their recent grant to assist children with disabilities that are victims of crime. Studies have long established that children with disabilities are disproportionately criminally victimized. In order for these children to receive the justice and healing they deserve, our network of local CACs must have the tools and training required to deliver specialized service to this population. This grant will assist in this important endeavor. Watch this video to learn more.
Did you know:
Out of 40,000 child victims served at a CAC in Texas each year: 33%
of these children are male.
CACs in the News
April 2, 2014
More progress toward eliminating child abuse needed
April 8, 2014
Community Comes Together To Raise Child Abuse Awareness
April 9, 2014
Children Plant Pinwheels to Represent 483 Child Abuse Victims in the County
April 13, 2014
Children’s Advocacy Center offers ‘best model’ for handling tough topic of child sexual abuse
April 10, 2014
Child abuse prevention depends on education and discussion