CACTX is seeking bids to procure mobile forensic interview equipment.
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Children who suffer sexual abuse and violence, and go untreated, face critical mental health issues. Ultimately, this will have a negative impact on the economic well-being of the state. In Bell County, for example, more than 421 abused children were taken into foster care in 2012, costing more than six million dollars to the county. But, more importantly, these young individuals pay a much bigger price, which cannot be measured in dollars and cents. CACTX, with the help of a $190,000 grant from The RGK Foundation in Austin, is working diligently to implement more comprehensive mental health programs and early intervention to help Texas children. Read more.
Harold’s House serves over 200 child sexual abuse cases each year throughout two counties. The addition of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) to the center’s team, as well as the opening of a new onsite exam suite, ensures the young victims have better critical access to medical evaluations.
Children’s Assessment Centers Executive Director, Elaine Stolte, shares with readers what we can do to prevent child sexual abuse. In Texas alone, there has been 26 cases of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students this year. Stolte shares tips with parents on what they need to know, in light of rising rates of child sexual abuse.
A child sexual abuse survivor who inspired Jenna’s Law offers advice for parents on how to talk to their children about sexual abuse. The new public service announcement is now available for April Child Abuse Awareness Month. The PSA featuring Jenna Quinn is part of an awareness campaign by Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX).
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
May 12, 2013
Susan H. Oliva: Do everything to protect your family against child molesters
May 13, 2013
Parental App Alert
May 9, 2013
Texas Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Child Advocates of Fort Bend
May 20, 2013
Series: Education is key to prevention of child sex abuse
May 2, 2013
Children’s Advocacy Center helps streamline process for child victims