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Mission and Work

Vision Statement

The vision of TexProtects is that all children are safe, nurtured, and resilient.

Mission Statement

TexProtects protects Texas children from the trauma of abuse and neglect and empowers families to thrive through education, research, and advocacy.

Values

In all that we do, TexProtects will:

  • Be child and family driven
  • Prioritize prevention
  • Be innovative and results-oriented
  • Emphasize collaboration and transparency
  • Champion research-based solutions
  • Drive systemic change

In 2017, TexProtects became the Texas chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.

What We Do

To achieve our mission, TexProtects engages in research, advocacy and education. TexProtects advocates for better policies, reforms and appropriate increases in federal, state and local funding for three priority areas:

  1. Prevention: Increasing investment in proven child abuse prevention programs
  2. Protection: Strengthening and reforming the CPS system
  3. Healing: Ensuring victims receive adequate and accessible treatment

Research

Our data-driven, comprehensive research on the evidence-based prevention programs, the cost-benefit and return on investment of these programs, child protective services system, risk factors for child maltreatment, and adverse outcomes for abused children guides our organization’s legislative agenda each session through policy recommendations.

Policy and Advocacy

Our research results are applied to our statewide advocacy efforts to help create systemic change through public policy innovations in the CPS system and to secure private and public funds for child abuse prevention programs and services for abused children. We lead three collaborations of experts and advocates in developing a consensus public policy agenda each session.

Education and Outreach

TexProtects has more than 10,000 advocates statewide that we educate on child abuse and neglect prevention, the consequences of maltreatment and how to advocate to their stakeholders. We keep our advocates informed through emails and advocacy alerts to educate them on emerging research and bring attention to issues or legislation affecting the protection of children. We provide presentations, webinars, and other educational opportunities to our members at no cost.

Read more about TexProtects' impact and history.


Our Mission

Our mission is to protect Texas children from the trauma of abuse and neglect and empower families to thrive through education, research, and advocacy. Our vision is that all children are safe, nurtured, and resilient. Learn more about the work we do. You can help protect Texas children from abuse & neglect. Find out how you can help.

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