Local children's advocacy centers (CACs) provide vital medical and mental health services for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. They also help to facilitate prosecution of perpetrators through coordination of services and implementation of a collaborative approach.
Children's advocacy centers (CACs) offer a child-friendly environment where child victims of abuse and neglect can feel safe talking about it. CACs ensure that the information and therapeutic services necessary to the healing process are readily accessible for these children and their protective family members.
After a child is brought to the CAC, they coordinate case reviews with all team members (law enforcement, CPS, mental health provider, and more). The CAC family advocate works with the family to assess and provide support as the case moves through the justice system. They also provide the following mental health services: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and additional trauma-focused therapeutic services. Cactx (children's advocacy centers of texas) is a movement made up of the 68 local children's advocacy centers (CACs) serving children throughout Texas, local professionals investigating and prosecuting child abuse and more.
To search for a local center, go to http://www.cactx.org/find-a-local-center.
1501 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, 78757, TX
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Nonprofit (501c3)|
|Categories||Case Management, Emotional Support, Social Media, Therapy, Other|
|Spanish Services Offered?||Yes|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||Birth - 3, 3 - 5, 6 - 11, 12 - 14, 15 - 21|
|Disability Categories||Developmental Disability, Genetic Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Medical Condition, Mental Health Disorder|
|This organization pertains to all disabilities?||Yes|
|This organization pertains to these specific diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||Yes|