National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every child deserves to grow up in a safe home.

Did you know 58% of children placed in foster care are there due to abuse or neglect? In 2019, there were more than 67,000 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect in Texas. 

Child abuse comes in many forms:

  • Neglect
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Emotional
  • Verbal

Signs of possible child abuse:

  • Changes in behavior 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • An apparent lack of supervision
  • Frequent absences from school 
  • Reluctance to leave school activities
  • Attempts at running away

How to report abuse or neglect:

  • Report online
  • Call the Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400
  • If it's an emergency, call 911

Learn how you can shine hope into a vulnerable child's life through foster care or adoption.