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Support when needed!

Getting support for yourself and your children can help you move toward a healthier future-even the smallest step is something to celebrate. While local and national domestic violence programs can help with safety planning and provide referrals to safe shelters, they also provide services for women who may not want or be ready to go […]

How is your health, how are you coping? Ask your self:

Do I feel so sad that I can’t get out of bed? Or take care of the baby? Am I smoking more to try to calm myself? Am I using alcohol. prescription medications, or other drugs to make the pain go away? Do I ever feel so sad that I have thoughts of suicide? If […]

Exchange Club’s National Project Helps 691,120 families

The organization’s most significant and successful method of countering child abuse is by working directly with at-risk parents through its signature program, the Exchange Parent Aide home visitation model. Through coordination with a nationwide network of community-based Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers, the program has helped more than 691,120 families break the cycle of violence, thus […]

Conference highlights rewards, issues for Foster parents

As seen in Temple Telegram April 29. Story by Janice Gibbs, Telegram Staff Nancy LeChuga was a foster parent for a while without really knowing it. LeChuga was one of six speakers at the Foster Care Conference held Friday for foster parents and those who serve those families and children. LeChuga, a primary prevention specialist […]

Victims Likely to Engage in Criminality Later in Life?

Are victims of child abuse more likely to engage in criminality later in life? Victims of child abuse are likely to experience a wide variety of negative outcomes throughout their lives. Involvement in criminal activity is one. For children, the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being found that children placed in out-of-home care due […]

What is Child Abuse?

What is child abuse? Child abuse can include any behavior, action, or omission by an adult that causes or allows harm to come to a child. Abuse can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect. Individual states and other government agencies have specific legal definitions that are used to substantiate reports of alleged […]

Parent’s Corner – Screaming Parents

3-27-17   Dear Sue Ellen,   “I have a 10-year-old son that plays baseball.  He loves it, but there is a Dad on our team that screams at his kid during practice and games.  Last week that kid messed up the play, and his Dad loudly made fun of him.   It upset all of the […]

April is Child Abuse Prevention month!

April is Child Abuse Prevention month!  In 1982, Congress resolved that June 6–12 should be designated as the first National Child Abuse Prevention Week; the following year, President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a tradition that continues to this day. The National Exchange Club honors Child Abuse Prevention […]

Parent’s Corner – What If’s

3-12-17   Dear Sue Ellen   I don’t have any children yet, but we are thinking about it.  What if we are bad parents or our baby is born with a handicap?  I don’t know if I have what it takes to be a parent.  Any words of encouragement? Alex     Dear Alex,   […]

Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in being a volunteer for Aware Central Texas, please contact Nancy Jane Holder, our Director of Volunteer Services. We are currently looking for : Family Coaches- working directly with families and helping them access resources. Education Volunteers – Teachers and Assistants   Please call – 254-702-0772 or email njholder@awarecentraltexas.org