The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County offers community education
and training for parents and caregivers, educators, child care professionals, faith
communities and corporate and civic groups. Through this initiative, the Center
is raising the awareness throughout the community about the importance of preventing,
recognizing and reporting child abuse.
It is estimated that for every adult trained in recognizing and reporting child
abuse, 10 children are made safer, so we offer evidenced-based training opportunities
for adults to equip them with essential information to protect children. We also
offer trainings for children and students to help them learn about personal boundaries
and responsible technology use to help them keep themselves safe.
While no amount of training can fully ensure that children will be protected,
education can help reduce opportunities for abuse to occur in child-serving settings.
We also encourage open dialogue about abuse between parents and their children.
Ultimately, our goal is to stem the flow of cases coming into our Center by helping
our community minimize the risk of abuse or neglect in the first place.
To date, our Community Education program has reached more than 15,000 adults
and 75,000 children in our community with information on how to stay safe from abuse.
You can ensure that the children in your life are protected through education from
Interested in Community Education opportunities? Contact:
Recognizing and Reporting Abuse
Stewards of Children
Kids Count Players
Protective Parents Program