Crime Victim Services, from the Attorney General
of Texas - Report, "What We Can Do About Child Abuse," covers
recognizing physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children,
then responding to the child and guidelines for reporting
abuse to civil authorities.
Nat'l Ctr. for Prosecution of Child Abuse
- Established by district attorneys, it serves as a resource
for training, legal assistance, court reform and information
on criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions.
The National Crime Victim Bar Association
- refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and
works to increase general awareness about the availability
of civil remedies for victims of crime.
Texas Legislature Online - Contact your local
reps. Follow a bill through the legislative process.
Stop Violence Against Children You Can Help
The Hope of Survivors - A ministry of compassion
providing support, hope and healing for victims of pastoral
sexual abuse and misconduct.
Education and Advocacy
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
(SNAP) - Support and advocacy by and for survivors of clergy
sexual abuse. SNAP is based in Chicago, with local chapters
and support group meetings in over cities nationwide. Texas
chapters are located in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Amarillo.
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault -
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is the
statewide organization committed to ending sexual violence
in Texas. A non-profit educational and advocacy organization
based in Austin, TAASA member agencies comprise a statewide
network of more than 70 crisis centers that serve rural as
well as metropolitan areas.
Texas Department of Family and Protective
Services - The mission of The Texas Department of Family and
Protective Services is to protect children, the elderly, and
people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation
by involving clients, families and communities. Every day,
almost 6,800 DFPS employees in more than 249 offices across
the state protect the physical safety and emotional well-being
of the most vulnerable citizens of Texas.
Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas - established
in an effort to enhance the sensitivity and responsiveness
of the criminal and civil justice systems, thereby minimizing
the impact of child abuse, providing vital medical and mental
health services for these children and their families, and
facilitating the prosecution of perpetrators.
Confronting Sexual Assault in Texas - (Feature
story from Univ. of Texas at Austin.) In 2003 results of the
first and only study of sexual assault in the State of Texas
revealed what practitioners working in the field already knew:
sexual assault is a pervasive problem, affecting women and
men of all backgrounds. About 20 percent of women and 5 percent
of men, about 1.9 million Texans, have been the victim of
The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
(IVAT) is an international resource and training center at
Alliant International University. Their mission is to provide
professional training and information dissemination to improve
the quality of life for those affected by violence, abuse,
and trauma on local, national, and international levels. Their
Annual Hawai’i Conference on Preventing, Assessing &
Treating Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma will be taking
place March 8-10, 2011.
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