Child Abuse Prevention

a letter from our CEO

In these times of uncertainty and rapid changes, Texas families are struggling to adjust to life with quarantine mandates, social isolation, school closures and loss of resources. It is critical now and in the coming months that communities are aware of the child protection risks rapidly emerging so we can unite to support children and families that may need support.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As an organization we will be highlighting some of the incredible work happening in communities across Texas to support children, youth, and families and prevent child abuse and neglect.  Mission-driven organizations across Texas are continuing their critical work during this pandemic to serve families in whatever capacity they need. Whether its providing family counseling, support to pregnant and new moms, or parent education and resources, organizations are wrapping around families.

It is vital we tell the stories of these nonprofits, programs, and communities not only to share success and mission achievement, but to expand knowledge across Texas about these programs and where families can seek support. We know the need for these supports due to COVID-19 will grow, and Texas community organizations are ready to meet this need.

Join with us this month as we share stories about programs happening in communities across Texas and draw your attention to the need for these critical services.

Katie Olse, CEO 

child abuse prevention

resources & news

El Paso Times Op-Ed: Texas Can Improve the System for Victims of Abuse

Oct 12 2020
Emergency shelters such as the one we have at the El Paso Center for Children (t...

COVID-19, Child Maltreatment & Reporting: What to Expect as Children Return to School

Oct 1 2020
In Texas, suspected abuse or neglect of children is reported to the state throug...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Maltreatment

Apr 29 2020
Although many scholars research trauma and traumatic effects on the brain, recen...

Get to Know a TACFS Partner: St. David's Foundation

Apr 23 2020
Meet TACFS friend and partner, Kim McPherson from St. David&...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: 6 Tips to Prevent Child Abuse During COVID-19

Apr 20 2020
One of the most important prevention efforts we can make is to encourage existin...