Child abuse is not only a tragedy for the child and family, but also for our entire community. You can help overcome the effects of child abuse by participating in one of the many programs for families. Your support can make a world of difference to a child who needs hope.
Take a seat at the table and volunteer for Alliance For Children.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Our investigative centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm and our counseling centers are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm. Volunteers help at one of our various centers (see list of facilities) by greeting and assisting clients, directing phone calls, interacting with children in the lobby and helping out with other center/office related projects. This opportunity may also include helping with seasonal events such as our holiday donation drives by organizing donations and contacting families.
We offer group counseling one night each week during the school year at each of our counseling centers (see lists of facilities). This program provides opportunities for volunteers to function as a Sibling Facilitator by helping to plan activities and engage the siblings who attend groups while the caregivers and children who are receiving counseling attend their peer group counseling sessions.
We partner with Cook Children's Medical Center to serve children who have been physically or sexually abused and/or seriously neglected and who have been admitted for in-patient medical attention. We are able to help give these children individual attention, while also providing some relief to the nurses who are caring for these young patients.
Throughout the year, our Family Advocates provide unique opportunities for volunteers to assist in providing support to our families by helping with a room Makeover Project or volunteering at Camp B.L.U.E. Makeover Project transforms a child's space, typically their bedroom, and allows the child to heal from memories of past abuse. Camp B.L.U.E. is a week-long day camp held during spring break and once during the summer. Camp B.L.U.E. stands for – Building. Learning. Understanding. Empowering. Volunteers help provide a positive and encouraging environment for the kids attending the camp and assists with workshops, projects, crafts, games and other projects.
Alliance For Children hosts various fundraising events to help engage the community in raising awareness regarding the mission of Alliance For Children while also raising funds to support the services that we provide at no cost to families. We also coordinate with 3rd Parties who host various events and contribute the proceeds to Alliance For Children. Volunteers can help serve on planning committees, prepare for events, assist with event set-up/tear down as well as volunteer during the event. You can find out more about any scheduled events by visiting our Events Page or following us on social media.
This includes both on-site and off-site directed projects as well as donor drives to collect needed supplies such as stuffed animals, journals, graduation basket items, customized art journals, encouragement cards, or other items used by our staff to support clients during counseling sessions, court appointments or other opportunities.
SPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISERS
Picnic at the Park
Bring a glove because Picnic at the Park means excitement and fun for the whole family! Dine under the stadium lights, on the field of Globe Life Park, while we watch the Texas Rangers take on the San Diego Padres on the big screen!
Friday, September 14th 2018 at 6:30pm - Globe Life Park in Arlington
The fun event includes:
- Dinner and drinks on the field
- Big screen viewing of Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres
- Behind the scenes tour of Globe Life Park
- Live and silent auctions
- Texas Rangers alumni
Plan to invite friends and family for an unforgettable night under the stadium lights! To purchase sponsorships, tickets and family packs click here!
OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
In addition to our Picnic at the Park event, Alliance For Children holds other special event fundraisers during the year. All of the money raised at our special events supports Alliance For Children’s ongoing efforts to fight child abuse and raise awareness of the issue of child abuse in Tarrant County.
Each Fall the Pinwheel Society hosts a Cornhole Tournament for the benefit of Alliance For Children. Be on the lookout for upcoming 2018 details, this is an event you won't want to miss!
For more information regarding Alliance For Children's Pinwheel Society, click here.
Let's Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon
Next February, Alliance For Children will present our ninth annual Let's Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon!
For almost a decade, women from all over the area have joined us for a fun afternoon of champagne, prizes, and Bingo to put an end to child abuse in Tarrant County. Save the date - you don't want to miss out on the fun!
Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Every year the Pinwheel Society hosts a Chili Cook-Off for the benefit of Alliance For Children. Check back for upcoming 2019 details, this is an event you won't want to miss!
For more information regarding Alliance For Children's Pinwheel Society, click here.
Sporting Clay Tournament
Check back for more information regarding our 2019 Sporting Clay Tournament! Details coming soon.
There are several ways to support the work of Alliance For Children.
You can make a one-time or monthly donation to Alliance For Children. Your donation can be made in honor of or in memory of someone and an acknowledgment can be sent in recognition of your gift.
Monetary donations can be made here.
Donors can also contact Alliance For Children about planned giving including IRAs and Stocks and Securities. For more information, contact your financial advisor or email Paige McNamara.
Alliance For Children also accepts the donation of items that are needed to support the children and families that we serve. Much needed items include:
- Diapers and wipes
- New clothing
- New shoes
- Toiletries (i.e., deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, shampoo and feminine hygiene products)
- Gift cards to Walmart or Target
- Journals with pens
EMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS
MDTCP Intake Specialist - Part Time
The Multidisciplinary Team Coordination Program (MCTCP) Intake Specialist (Part-Time position) will review case intakes to determine recommendation of intervention and services with the MDT. This position will progress, categorize, and document cases to receive coordination from the MDTCP Coordinator or MDTCP Supervisor.
- High school diploma required; some college or Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities preferred.
- Two years related work experience, including working with families at risk preferred.
- High level of organization and communication.
- Position requires the successful completion of background checks, including criminal and CPS clearance.
To apply, email resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@allianceforchildren.org with the subject line: "MDTCP Intake Specialist (Part-Time): Your Name." For any questions, please contact Lyndsi Price. Posting will end at 5:00pm CST on 08/24/2018. No phone calls, please.
Contract Therapists - Various Locations
Alliance For Children is currently accepting resumes for contract therapists to lead group therapy on various weekday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. Qualified candidates must have experience leading groups and working with abuse and trauma victims. Candidates must be licensed as an LMSW (under supervision), LPC-I (under supervision), or LCSW and LPC is preferred. Applicants must be familiar with evidence-based practices as well as TF-CBT.
Alliance For Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.
Interns who work at Alliance For Children not only work in a therapeutic setting, but can also be given the opportunity to work closely with law enforcement, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Internships are available through our Clinical and Family Advocate programs and are available at all of our Alliance For Children locations. Interns are accepted for fall, spring and summer semesters.
General Internship Requirements:
- All applicants must submit a resume, complete an application and provide three professional references.
- All interns must pass a criminal and CPS background check.
- All interns must be attending an accredited university seeking a degree in social work, counseling or related field.
- Students must be willing to work some evenings and weekends and be able to provide their own transportation among all six Alliance For Children locations.
- All interns will attend specific training for their placement as well as child sexual abuse prevention training prior to working with clients.
- Students must commit to one semester at Alliance For Children.
- Students must commit to 15 hours each week.
- Students will agree to participate in weekly supervision with their supervisor.
Clinical Internship Requirements:
- Applicants must be seeking a master’s level degree in social work, counseling or a related field.
- Students must have completed practicum and coursework in counseling theories prior to placement.
- Interns must be willing to work with clients of all ages in a therapeutic and/or group setting.
- Must attend a monthly Clinical Team meeting.
- Students must commit to two semesters at Alliance For Children.
To apply for a Clinical Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Diana Davis.
Family Advocate Internship Requirements:
- Applicants must be seeking at least a Bachelor’s level degree in social work, counseling or related field.
- Interns must be willing to participate in multidisciplinary staff meetings, observe and implement family needs assessments, provide case management services when needed, research local family resources, and learn crisis intervention techniques.
- Interns may also be asked to participate in community events, fundraisers, educational programs and other programs offered by Alliance For Children.
To apply for a Family Advocate Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Lindsey Dula.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every April Alliance For Children has events, programs and activities to raise awareness of child abuse in Tarrant County. Check back in 2019 for ways to support the month.
Each Fall the Pinwheel Society hosts a Cornhole Tournament for the benefit of Alliance For Children. Be on the lookout for upcoming 2018 details, this is an event you won't want to miss.
Check back for upcoming 2019 details for the Pinwheel Society's Annual Chili Cook-Off benefiting Alliance For Children! Gather your chili cook-off team for the chance to win the Chili Champion Judges'Choice and Voters' Choice awards.