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Texas Annual Abuse and Neglect Training

image in article Texas Annual Abuse and Neglect TrainingAt least one clock hour of the Texas annual training hours must focus on the prevention, recognition, and reporting of child maltreatment.

H&H Child Care Training Center (ChildCareEd) offers a 1-hour Abuse and Neglect training to help Texas providers complete this annual training requirement.

Child abuse and neglect are against the law in Texas, and so is failure to report it. If you suspect a child has been abused or mistreated, you are required to report it to the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services or to a law enforcement agency.

Professionals are required to make a report within 48 hours of first suspecting abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children. Texas Family Code 261.101

If you have reason to suspect child abuse but are not positive, make the report.

The following are community organizations that have training programs available to employees, children, and parents that focus on the prevention, recognition, and reporting of child maltreatment. When providers, directors, and parents have knowledge of child abuse and neglect, they are better capable of preventing or recognizing potential abuse.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) recognizes the long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences such as child abuse and neglect. The need to address trauma is an important component of effective service delivery. The impact of trauma is experienced by children, families, caregivers, and the social service providers who serve them.

Training is a free resource for child welfare system caregivers, professionals, advocates, stakeholders, and members of the public who are interested in learning about the impact of trauma.

The Department of Family and Protective Services also provides a secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older. https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Training/Reporting/default.asp 

Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas (CACTX) https://www.cactx.org/ 

Texas Education Agency https://tea.texas.gov/

The Children’s Assessment Center (The CAC) works to protect children by increasing awareness in the community about child sexual abuse. The CAC’s training and outreach programs are designed to help professionals that work with children identify the signs and symptoms of sexual abuse and equip them with the necessary knowledge to protect children. https://cachouston.org/ 

Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation, prosecution, and healing services for the most severe cases of child abuse in Dallas County – those that rise to the level of a criminal offense. Each year, DCAC serves over 8,000 children (and their non-offending family members) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime.

DCAC believes education and training is one of the community’s best defenses against those who seek to harm children. DCAC’s education team delivers high-quality training for professionals working in the field of crimes against children, mandated reporters and parents, and the community at large. https://dcac.org/training/

Darkness to Light

"Stewards of Children", is Darkness to Light’s flagship, evidence-informed prevention training to help adults prevent, recognize, & react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

It is the only nationally available, scientifically evaluated prevention training program of its kind. Its evidence-informed platform addresses the needs of geographically and socioeconomically diverse campuses of all sizes. It takes a compassionate, engaging approach to child sexual abuse prevention using a combination of survivor stories, expert advice, and practical guidance. https://www.d2l.org/texas-educators/image in article Texas Annual Abuse and Neglect Training

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