The center is a safe place for children offering a collaborative response for children impacted by abuse. Since the first child forensic interview in July of 1998, the Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains has served over 12,000 children and their non-offending caregivers.
The Children's Advocacy Center provides a variety of child abuse awareness and prevention programs and training for children of all ages, adults interested in providing a safe community for our children, and adults who work with children.
Our Play It Safe program is designed for Pre-K through 12th Grade. Each grade level's interactive curriculum speaks to children in a way they can best learn and respond. It helps them recognize abusive behavior, even if it is someone they know and provides tools that children can use to be safe.
It is important to provide education and awareness for all ages. The center offers the highly effective Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training to adults across the South Plains. Recognizing and Reporting is a one-hour training taught by our specially trained staff. Our staff will come to you to teach this informative and important program.
The Keeping Our Children Save in the Real and Virtual World presentation is appropriate for parents, PTA groups, and other caregivers of children. It covers information on the dangers our children may be exposed to in our schools, with neighbors, family members, churches and sports events.
Darkness to Light is a more in-depth training offered to adults. Through the video vignettes, facilitator lead interactive discussion, and group discussion you learn the potential long-term impact of child abuse on the victim. Participants will learn how they can recognize abuse, report abuse and most importantly, listen to and support the child. It is a half-day program presented in your location or in our training facility.
Our education and awareness presentations and training are taught year-round, at no-charge, either at your location or you can use our B.J. Brice Training and Conference Center at the CAC.
Healing children and caregivers impacted by abuse requires specialized therapy services. The center's mental health team helps the child victim, caregivers, and families. There is never a charge for our services for families who have been to the center for forensic interview services.