Child Abuse Prevention & Reporting Suspected Abuse
Child abuse is a community issue. Every person can help make sure the children of Texas have a brighter future. Preventing child abuse is up to all of us. Child abuse prevention means stopping child abuse and neglect before it happens.
Research has demonstrated that five important factors can help protect children from the risk of child abuse and neglect.
- Nurturing and attachment
- Knowledge of parenting and of child and youth development
- Parental resilience
- Social connections
- Concrete support for parents
The following links provide resources on reporting and prevention of child abuse:
- Texas Department of Family & Protective Services: Report Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation
- Texas Department of Family & Protective Services: Texas Abuse Hotline Website
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
- Child Welfare Information Gateway: Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
- Texas Education Agency: Child Abuse Prevention Overview
- Cook Children's Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
- Alliance for Children: Preventing Child Abuse
Reports of abuse, trafficking, or neglect may be made to the CPS division of the DFPS at 1-800-252-5400 or on the web at the Texas Abuse Hotline website.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact your school counselor for additional assistance or dial 911 for an emergency.
One with Courage has additional resources for reporting suspected child abuse.