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News & Events

Women of Courage Volunteer Activity Featured in the Texas First Lady Texanthropy Spotlight

In July, Women of Courage members came together for their first-ever volunteer opportunity, held at the Texas Governor’s Mansion. Thanks to those who participated, 75 blankets embroidered with the phrase “Dream Big”, along with hand-written notes will be shared with children across Texas who receive a My Safe Space room makeover.

Rauls: Honor women athletes who spoke the truth

As our nation teeters on the brink of despair over the prevalence of child sexual abuse, people need to know there is actually cause for great hope. When that courageous group of athletes made their elegant statements, they sparked conversations across the country that will lead, in succession, to engagement, detection, justice and, ultimately, prevention. CACTX’s Joy Rauls honors the athletes who spoke their truth in a recent Houston Chronicle article.

Texas lawmakers did a good job protecting kids

The Texas Tribune’s TribTalk has featured an article authored by CACTX CEO Joy Rauls showcasing the impactful efforts of Texas lawmakers this session to bolster the child welfare system in Texas, thus strengthening the CAC model.

Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month

Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month - April 2017

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas to Honor Legislative Champion Senator Jane Nelson

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) will host the biennial Partners in Courage Dinner and Awards Ceremony on January 31, 2017 in conjunction with CACTX Capitol Day. Senator Jane Nelson will be honored with the 2017 Partners in Courage Award, an honor that is bestowed upon a legislative champion who has demonstrated tremendous courage as an advocate in the fight against child abuse. CACTX honors Senator Jane Nelson as a “partner in courage” who represents commitment at the state level that is equivalent to the profound courage that child victims of abuse possess when they walk through the doors of a children’s advocacy center.

Did you know:

Out of 48,000 child victims served at a CAC in Texas last year, 26%

were not old enough to attend kindergarten.

CACs in the News

April 5, 2018
A Community-Wide Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse
http://cbsaustin.com/

April 4, 2018
The after effects of child abuse must be treated properly
https://www.mysanantonio.com/

April 3, 2018
Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County raising awareness about child abuse cases
http://valleycentral.com

March 28, 2018
NETCAC commemorates 20 years
https://www.ssnewstelegram.com

March 22, 2018
Talking about child abuse necessary to fight it, experts say
http://thefacts.com