TEXAS RESOURCES & ARTICLES
Below, you'll find resources that will help you identify and access services in Texas. In addition, we've included local articles and information.
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Developed by the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force
Do you and your students know who to call for help?
Contact the Texas Abuse Hotline
DISD Child Abuse Office: It is the Child Protective Services' (CPS) position that school personnel should NOT investigate allegations or suspicions of abuse or neglect. This is a Department of Family and Protective Service's responsibility. As soon as the school employee has pertinent information concerning the alleged or suspected abuse or neglect, a report must be made.
All cases of alleged Child Abuse and Neglect must be reported immediately to CPS and/or Law Enforcement. Please follow the steps outlined below:
DISD Student Advocacy and Youth Outreach Office: The collective programs found in Student Advocacy and Youth Outreach exist to provide assistance with student safety and physical/emotional well-being, which are believed to be the strongest complement to core academic skills. The office provides services in the areas of homeless education, child abuse, drug intervention, LGBTQ, school social work, school psychologists, as well as provide schools with support during times of crisis.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District: Counseling Topics and Resources
According to a groundbreaking study by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, there are more than 300,000 victims of human trafficking in Texas, including almost 79,000 minors and youth victims of sex trafficking and nearly 234,000 adult victims of labor trafficking.
Facts and Stats
Texas Sexual Assault Statistics. In 2015:
There were 19,045 incidents of sexual assault in Texas.
There were 877 sexual assaults in Williamson and Travis counties.
13% of the victims were male.
15 to 19-year-old age bracket had the highest number of offenders
In 84.7% of the assaults, it was reported that neither drugs nor alcohol was involved.
73% of assaults occurred in a home.
Source: TX Department of Public Safety, 2015 Crime in Texas
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