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Resources to Help Keep Kids Safe

TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE.

If you suspect a child is in immediate danger, call 911. For all other cases in Texas call the abuse and neglect hotline at 800-252-5400 or report online at txabusehotline.org.

Keeping Kids Safe Information Card - English | Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Flyer - English & Spanish | Signs of Child Abuse Flyer - English & Spanish | A Texas School Employee Guide Brochure - English & Spanish | Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic - English & Spanish  |  Managing Stress During COVID-19: A Resource for Parents - English & Spanish  

External Resources:

Darkness to Light  |  Texas Association of School Administrators  |  Texas Department of Family and Protective Services  |  Texas Education Agency  |  National Children's Alliance

The Texas Youth Helpline:

Call 1-800-989-6884, Text 512-872-5777 or Chat Online 

Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: Call 833-986-1919 – Available 24/7  

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Did you know:

Of the 68,018 child victims served at a CAC in Texas in 2021, 65%

of these children were female.

Report Suspected Abuse
Call 1-800-252-5400 or 9-1-1
www.txabusehotline.org


News & Events

Uvalde CAC Response

Like many of you, our CACTX family is devastated by the school shooting that took place at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts are heavy and filled with sadness…

Rauls: Child abuse more likely to go unreported during stay-at-home orders

For some children in Texas, home is not a safe place to be.

Since mid-March, much of the nation has been under some degree of “stay-at-home” orders. On March 31, Texans were asked to stay at home—except for essential workers—and school moved online. Like some of you, this meant I began homeschooling kids, managing a job and an organization remotely, while trying to interpret this new normal. On April 17, it was announced that schools would not resume regular operations for the remainder of the year, and social distancing was still very much encouraged, even as parts of the state began to reopen at the end of the month. While these efforts have been imperative to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, they have also fueled unsafe conditions for some children.

Fox 7 Discussions: Rise in severe child abuse, but decrease in reporting

Children’s Advocacy Center for Texas’ Christina Green joins Marcel Clarke to talk about the rising trend in child abuse.

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Training

CACTX is dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those individuals and agencies who work with child abuse victims within CAC settings. As a central resource for information and technical assistance, we offer a broad array of educational opportunities for CAC personnel, board members and multidisciplinary team members.

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Our partners ensure that CACTX continues to provide vital resources to children’s advocacy centers in Texas.

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