- A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.
- At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, and this is likely an underestimate. ¹
- In Texas, anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect has a legal obligation to report it.
- Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training is proven to make 10 children safer for every adult trained.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training is a free video-based training led by a trained facilitator for any school, group, or individual. This training is statistically proven to make ten children safer for every adult trained by providing the tools to recognize signs of child abuse, learn proper reporting protocol and how to make a report, and understand the importance of your role as a mandated reporter.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training is available both online or in-person delivered by a trained CAC facilitator.
During the training, you will:
- identify signs of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect
- understand your legal obligations as a mandated reporter
- learn the steps for making a child abuse report
- understand the value of your role as a mandated reporter
- learn the basics of handling a child’s outcry of abuse
Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) of Greater West Texas is working to educate our community on the current state of Child Sex Trafficking and overall Human Trafficking and how it is impacting our children and families in our community. In this training, you were learn the current concerns presented in the State of Texas due to Human Trafficking/Child Sex Trafficking numbers and how educators and child-welfare agencies can know what to look for, what to expect, and what to report in the instance of discovering trafficking in a child’s life. This in-person training offers valuable insight to a growing problem in our community, state, and nation.
This interactive training is intended for those working with children aged 2-5 in a classroom environment, such as a daycare center, church group, or head start setting. This training goes through the basics of trauma and how trauma can affect the emotional, physical and behavioral development of young children, as well as tackles specific behavioral concerns of the training group. The goal of this training is to empower caregivers to meet the needs of those children who have experienced trauma while still maintaining appropriate classroom behavior by equipping them with specific behavioral interventions and education about trauma, development and effective interventions.
We are grateful for your dedication in preventing child abuse and neglect. A school, business, or group may choose to host a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training as a way to train multiple individuals. These trainings are typically two hours and are led by a trained CAC facilitator.