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Child Abuse Prevention

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse is a worldwide issue. We are all responsible for making sure all children are safe. We can ensure all children have a brighter future through collaborative efforts with communities, service providers, and Texas families.  

Anyone who suspects that a child has been or may be abused or neglected has a legal responsibility, under state law, to report the suspected abuse or neglect to law enforcement or Child Protective Services (CPS). Reports may be made by contacting one of the following:

 Texas Abuse Hotline, 1-800-252-5400, Texas abuse hotline link.

Call 911 for emergency situations.


 The following websites might help you become more aware of child sexual abuse:

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse Texas 

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Child Welfare Information Gateway 


Other Resources: 

Unbound-Human Trafficking

Attorney General of Texas Human Trafficking Information