In Bexar County, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday, according to ChildSafe data.
About 100 attorneys in San Antonio represent parents and the children removed by Child Protective Services for suspected abuse or neglect.
Many adolescents in Texas find themselves in need of foster care services. At any given time, about 28,000 children are wards of the state.
Quraishi completed the Compadre Y Compadre program , designed to help fathers build nurturing relationships with their children.
As a collaborative hub that brings together the services of several social service agencies, the Neighborhood Place serves 70,000 area residents a year.
Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) ensures that abused and neglected children receive the help and services necessary to begin the healing process.
For the past 10 years, Carmen Amador and her husband have been raising three of their grandchildren.
The new commissioner of the state’s embattled child welfare agency wants lawmakers to make a sizable investment in Child Protective Services and the state’s foster care system.
Highly skilled and trained caseworkers are leaving Child Protective Services at an alarming rate, and Texas’ vulnerable children are suffering as a result.
Many caseworkers, particularly those in Texas’ largest cities, are leaving because they are overworked and underpaid.
Human trafficking were words we alway associated with foreign countries with corrupt government, weak institutions, and social structures where women have few rights.