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Abuse, Neglect, and Foster Care

General Legal Information

In this section there is information you can read over and places you can contact for more help when dealing with issues involving child abuse, elder expoltation, and issues involving the Texas Foster Care system.

  • Foster Care Handbook-- Youth Edition

    This colorful, easy to read handbook for youth in foster care is also helpful for adults who want to learn more about the foster care system in Texas. Includes a foster child's bill of rights, caseworker responsibilities, definitions of different kinds of foster placements, common terms, FAQ's and much more. Read More

    By:
    Department of Family and Protective Services
  • What is Domestic Violence?

    Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Read More

    By:
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Brenda's Story - A Video on Family Violence and help available to you.

    Just 19 years of age, Brenda faced the struggle of an abusive relationship. Watch her story and learn more about the steps she took to get help and end the violence Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Advocacy Project
  • How to Report Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

    Click this link for information on how to report the abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Read More

    By:
    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Myths and Facts About Domestic Violence

    Most people will report that they oppose "family violence". However, many of these same people have at least one misunderstanding about what the words "family violence" really mean. In response, the Texas Council on Family Violence has designed this tool to help everyday people better understand the facts about family violence. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - Austin; Texas Council on Family Violence
  • Safety Planning and Domestic Violence

    Click this link for information on how to stay safe when dealing with issues involving domestic violence. Click the link above or to the right for more information. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - Austin
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • What Can We Do About Child Abuse -- Video

    Click this link for a video, you can watch, on what we do about child abuse, in Texas. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of the Texas Attorney General
  • What We Can Do About Child Abuse

    Click this link for information on what child abuse is, what child neglect is, and more. Read More

    By:
    The Office of the Attorney General of Texas.
  • When You Suspect Child Abuse or Neglect

    Click this link to find out what steps you can take when you suspect a child is being abused and/or neglected. Content Detail

    By:
    The Office of the Attorney General of Texas
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español