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Child Abuse

The Period of Purple Crying

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

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

BCFS (Baptist Child & Family Services)

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Provides free counseling services to eligible youth ages 0 to 17 and their families. Services provided at several locations across San Antonio. Crisis intervention and counseling services are available 24/7 by calling main number, 210-283-5183.

From ChildSafe, Family Endeavors, Grace House, Family Violence Prevention Services & Women’s Shelter, Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Urban  Ministries Emergency Shelter, to college prep, foster care, employment connections, or assisted living services, learn more about what BCFS does Here

Find your local resources at the BCFS’ South Texas Centre in San Antonio Here

BCFS Headquarters
1506 Bexar Crossing
San Antonio, TX 78232
210.832.5000
1.800.830.2246
info@bcfs.net

Bexar County Family Justice Center

(210) 335-2311

Provides services and resources, including protective orders, to assist victims of domestic violence and their families. www.bexar.org/DA/FJC.html

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/

 

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

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: tawk.to/rcc

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

https://www.rmya.org/

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.

Main Office: 210.340.8077
info@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! sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/