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"Perhaps best of all, camps offer kids a chance to feel like they belong. All those goofy chants and team songs, the sense of common purpose and attachment to the identity that camps promote go a…
April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the month of April, our hope is that our community will be empowered in this fight against child abuse, become more aware of…
According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, approximately 35.7% of Texans are gun owners. Keeping children safe from gun violence starts at home with the right education and…
Valentine's Day is right around the corner! What are ways that you celebrate Valentine's Day? Some can't wait to proclaim their love to their significant other and shower them with flowers,…
Children everywhere enjoy playing games, laughing and spending time with friends and often want to have sleepovers or slumber parties.  Deciding when your child is ready to be on their own at someone…
There are so many things to love about the holidays- family gatherings, traditions passed down from generation to generation, baked goods and twinkle lights- just to name a few. The holidays are…
We all lead busy lives which can make it difficult to find time to volunteer. So why should anyone consider volunteering? Volunteering is actually recognized by many to be a popular trend among…
  Now that families have adjusted with back to school schedules, The Center of Children's Health, led by Cook Children's thinks it's a great time to concentrate on how children are riding to school…
I personally believe the best part of summer ending and school starting is getting to go school supply shopping. There was nothing I relished more than choosing which designs I wanted on my…
Grooming is a professional term used to describe the calculated and gradual process by which an offender sexually abuses a child. It is a horrifyingly planned and manipulative act that makes victims…
As a parent, you want to be that trusted adult in your child's life. Part of building that relationship is making an effort to spend quality time with your child. 
For many parents, the thought of having "the talk" with their children is a source of dread and nervousness. Many of us have unpleasant or even comical memories of our parents sitting us down at the…
The month of April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. Although child abuse occurs all year long, April allows our community to have a concentrated effort to become more aware of the realities…
Your child is telling you about something terrible that has happened to them. Not just that someone was mean to them at school or that they failed a test. They are disclosing (a term professionals in…
As a Forensic Interviewer, I testify in civil and criminal court on a regular basis about child sexual abuse dynamics. I have seen that people find it difficult to believe victims' statements of…
The past two months our blogs have focused on internet safety. One fail-proof measure to protect children from the dangers on the internet is to avoid screen time altogether. Now that we are past the…
How do I keep my kids safe online? The safety of our children is at the forefront of every parent’s daily activities. We want to make sure our children are safe when they are with us but…
Make sure your kids are being APPropriate! Not to state the obvious, but technology and the Internet have made life a lot more convenient. Planning a date night and don’t know what movies…
Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and quite possibly, for yourself. Come on, admit it. You have a secret love for filtering your children’s candy and picking out the good…
This year Alliance For Children is celebrating our 25th anniversary. Since 1992, Alliance For Children has been serving children and families in the community through teamed investigations, healing…