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Child Abuse in Texas

Who Texas CACs Served


Understanding the Issue

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study demonstrates:

According to the National Institute of Justice, abused and neglected children are:

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice estimates 93% of youth in detention reported exposure to previous “adverse” events, including physical and sexual abuse.


Local CACs

Children’s advocacy centers (CACs) provide a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child.

Learn How We Help

Signs of Child Abuse

  • 1
    Unexplained injuries
  • 2
    Changes in emotional behavior
  • 3
    Returning to less mature/younger behaviors
  • 4
    Fear of going home
  • 5
    Changes in eating
  • 6
    Changes to sleep patterns
  • 7
    Changes in school performance or attendance
  • 8
    Lack of personal care in hygiene
  • 9
    Risk-taking behaviors
  • 10
    Inappropriate sexual behaviors
What to do »

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