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Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

Nurturing Kids In Times of Stress

A Guide to Help Children Bloom: Parenting Guide

We all feel stressed sometimes. Some stress is a normal, healthy part of life. It can help us stay safe, try harder, or make us grow stronger. However, intense stress that doesn’t go away can be too much to handle without help.
As a parent or caregiver, there are ways you can help your child handle intense stress.  This guide has tips and resources that can protect you and your child from the effects of intense stress.

American Gateways- Immigration, Refugee, & Legal Services

The Mission of American Gateways: To champion the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and survivors of persecution, torture, conflict and human trafficking through exceptional immigration legal services at no or low cost, education and advocacy. Explore the website below for information on services.

www.americangateways.org

Family Violence Prevention Services

The mission of the Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. is to break the cycle of violence and to strengthen families by providing the necessary tools for self-sufficiency through delivery of emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, effective parenting education, and specialized intervention with youth and the elderly.

fvps.org

National Human Trafficking Hotline

The National Human Trafficking Hotline connects victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with services and supports to get help and stay safe. The Trafficking Hotline also receives tips about potential situations of sex and labor trafficking and facilitates reporting that information to the appropriate authorities in certain cases.

The toll-free phone and SMS text lines and live online chat function are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Help is available in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages through an on-call interpreter.

Hearing and speech-impaired individuals can contact the Trafficking Hotline by dialing 711, the free national access number that connects to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

Call 1-888-373-7888 ( TTY: 711) or Text 23733 

Visit their website at NationalHumanTraffickingHotline.org for more information and resources.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Recognition and Response

Click HERE for more information on how to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Their highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or requesting assistance with unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Call 800.799.SAFE (7233) or Text “START” to 88788

Visit their website for further information and resources.  TheHotline.org

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

A great information resource for families who have experienced trauma or loss.

https://www.nctsn.org/audiences/families-and-caregivers

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

1-800-252-5400

Protects children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care. www.dfps.state.tx.us

Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

For children experiencing abuse, bullying, neglect; even for a parent who is worried they might hurt their child, hotline, counseling, resources.

1- 800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

ChildSafe

(210)-675-9000

The only Child Advocacy Center in Bexar County. Restores hope and healing through expert treatment to children and their families. www.childsafe-sa.org

Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

(210) 733-8810

Complete array of shelter, transitional housing, counseling, child and legal services to help individuals and families recover from the pain and long-term effects of domestic violence. www.fvps.org

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

RAINN runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline (phone hotline) and a 24/7 online hotline addressing anything related to sexual violence. 800-656-HOPE (4673). rainn.org

Report Abuse

to report abuse
By Phone: 1-800-252-5400 (toll-free, 24/7 hotline)
Online: Texas Abuse Hotline

Roy Maas Youth Alternative Counseling Center

RMYA creates brighter futures for children in crisis by promoting individual success and healthy relationships in a safe, healing environment, giving children and families the tools to end the cycle of abuse.

Offers emergency shelter, mental health care and substance abuse treatment and counseling. Crisis intervention is available.

https://www.rmya.org/

Sesame Street – Helping Kids with Traumatic Experiences

Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives.

Check it out!

Love Is Respect

Love is Respect is the national resource to disrupt and prevent unhealthy relationships and intimate partner violence by empowering young people through inclusive and equitable education, support, and resources. www.loveisrespect.org

The Period of Purple Crying

Visit http://purplecrying.info/ for more information on this difficult period in a newborn’s development.

Caritas Legal Services

https://texaslawhelp.org/directory/legal-resource/catholic-charities-archdiocese-san-antonio-caritas-legal-services

Provides legal aid to low-income and immigrant families as well as those who are victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking.  Additionally, free site based legal clinics called “Ask-A-Lawyer” are available to anyone seeking information about any legal issue.

Participants are offered legal information, and if necessary, referrals to legal aid or to other attorneys who will work on a sliding scale or a payment plan.  Non-immigration consultations are by appointment only.  Immigration consultations are available on a walk-in basis Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Please contact Evelyn Huron, program director, for additional information at 210-433-3256.

Texas Law Help

With specific and helpful information about protective orders, shelters and support services, sexual assault and violence, stalking or harrasment, Immigration and Domestic violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Foster Care, Spouse/Partner/Dating Abuse.

For help getting a protective order in Texas, you can contact the free program AVOICE at (888)-343-4414

http://texaslawhelp.org/

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

The mission of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is to recruit, train, and supervise court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes.

406 San Pedro Ave.

San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 225-7070

https://www.casa-satx.org/

 

Rape Crisis Center

Free services for survivors of sexual assault and their family/friends, as well as victims of human trafficking. Services include individual and family counseling, hospital accompaniment, case management, outreach programs, prevention educations, and miscellaneous training opportunities.

24 hour hotline: 210-349-RAPE (7273)

rapecrisis.com

Online chat: https://rapecrisis.com/chat/


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