What We Do

alliance for childrenFAMILY ADVOCACY

family advocacy

Our specially trained team of Family Advocates helps navigate children and their protective family members through the overwhelming process of dealing with a case of child abuse. From initial outcry all the way through prosecution, our Family Advocates are there to help families understand the process and successfully access needed resources in our community.

Families are referred to our program through our partners in the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and local law enforcement agencies. 

All services are provided at no cost to the family and can include:

  • Case management
  • Resource referrals
  • Court preparation
  • Financial assistance
  • Emergency needs
  • Assistance completing Crimes Victims' Compensation applications

Families are also supported through special programs including:

  • Backpack to School Connection
  • Camp B.L.U.E
  • The Makeover Project
  • Next Steps
  • Christmas Connection

For more information about our Family Advocate program, please contact Lindsey Dula.

alliance for childrenFORENSIC INTERVIEWS

Forensic Interviews

The Alliance For Children Forensic Interview Team assists Tarrant County law enforcement and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services by conducting specialized investigative interviews of children. The goal of a forensic interview is to gather pertinent information from children in a neutral, non-leading, and legally defensible manner.

The forensic interview allows our partners to observe as the interview is taking place. This lessens the trauma to victims while sharing their story in a developmentally appropriate and trauma-sensitive setting. The forensic interview can be a key component not only to the investigation but to decisions related to criminal prosecution of offenders and safety decisions for families. The Forensic Interviewer does not make investigative case decisions, but may make referrals for additional services or resources for families.  

For more information about our Forensic Interview program, please contact Lindsey Dula.

alliance for childrenCLINICAL SERVICES

clinical services at Alliance for Children

Alliance For Children offers both individual and group counseling services free of charge to confirmed victims of child abuse and their protective family members.

Our clinical counseling staff work closely with clients to determine an individualized treatment program for each child. Counseling modalities utilized include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through individual and group counseling, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.  

It is not unusual for a child to experience the following after a traumatic event has occurred: 

  • Nightmares
  • Flashbacks
  • Sadness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Poor grades
  • Fearfulness
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Self-harm 

Although these can be normal reactions to abuse, it is important for children to learn healthy ways of coping in order to decrease these symptoms. Even if a child does not exhibit any symptoms, it can be extremely beneficial for them to speak with a trained professional to process what happened in order to make sure children understand and feel safe expressing their feelings. With the support of a protective caregiver and effective treatment, a child can recover without long-term negative effects.

Our therapy programs are offered in both English and Spanish. For more information about our Clinical Program, please email Diana Davis.


multidisplinary team coordination

Alliance For Children partners with 35 Tarrant County law enforcement agencies, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Cook Children’s® Health Care System, JPS Health Network, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, and Tarrant County Juvenile Services. All of these agencies work together at Alliance For Children centers to reduce trauma to child abuse victims during an investigation and to improve their agencies’ responses to children who are often frightened and hurting. As a result of the collaboration, investigators and detectives are able to complete investigations in a more timely fashion, case information is stronger for investigative decision-making, and children and protective caregivers are more likely to benefit from available services. 

Collaborating partner agencies include:

ACH Child and Family Services

Arlington Police Department

Azle Police Department

Bedford Police Department

Benbrook Police Department

Blue Mound Police Department

Burleson Police Department

Colleyville Police Department

Cook Children's® Medical Center

Crowley Police Department

Dalworthington Gardens Police Department

Euless Police Department

Everman Police Department

Forest Hill Police Department

Fort Worth Police Department

Grand Prairie Police Department

Grapevine Police Department

Haltom City Police Department

Hurst Police Department

JPS Health Network

Keller Police Department

Kennedale Police Department

Lakeside Police Department

Lake Worth Police Department

Mansfield Independent School District Police Department

Mansfield Police Department

North Richland Hills Police Department

Pelican Bay Police Department

Richland Hills Police Department

River Oaks Police Department

Saginaw Police Department

Sansom Park Police Department

Southlake Police Department

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Tarrant County Juvenile Services

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Watauga Police Department

Westover Hills Police Department

Westworth Village Police Department

White Settlement Police Department

alliance for childrenCOMMUNITY EDUCATION

Alliance for Children Community Education

Alliance For Children is committed to providing high quality prevention education and awareness programs in our community. All of our educational and community outreach is designed to empower adults and children to prevent child abuse. Our team of educators believe that, through prevention, we can raise awareness of the issue of child abuse and lessen the number of victims in Tarrant County.

All programs are available in Spanish. For information, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.

Our educational programs include:


Netsmartz® is an interactive, educational safety resource developed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America that teaches children and teens how to stay safe on the Internet.


P.S. It’s My Body! 

P.S. It's My Body! is an innovative, practical safety series for children designed by The Sunflower House to teach and reinforce the three R’s of personal safety: Recognizing, Resisting, and Reporting.

To schedule a Netsmartz® or P.S. It's My Body! presentation, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.


Stewards of Children® 

This is a revolutionary training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The Stewards of Children® program is designed for parents and organizations that serve children and youth. The training is two hours and we provide CEU's for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, nurses, and teachers. The training also meets all minimum requirements for daycare and youth camp staff. 

If you have a group of 20 or more and would like to have the training brought to you, please email education@allianceforchildren.org. This training is available in Spanish and English. 


Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention 101

This 1 to 1.5 hour training is geared for youth serving organizations, professionals or any adult who has access to children. In this training, you will learn: 

  • The realities of child abuse and its effect on our communities
  • Definitions of child abuse as determined by law
  • Policies and practices to better protect children in organizations as well as in families
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • How to properly respond to a disclosure of abuse
  • Texas reporting laws

We provide CEU's for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. The training also meets all minimum requirements for daycare staff.

If you would like to have the training brought to you, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.


Internet Safety for Parents, Guardians and Communities

Netsmartz® is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® that provides age appropriate resources to teach children how to be safer online. Netsmartz® also provides training to educate parents, guardians and communities on how to help keep children and teens safe online. This 30 minute to one hour presentation for parents and guardians of children ages 5 to 17 years focuses on how to facilitate conversations with children and teens about the Internet.

  • Learn tips to better protect children online, no matter how they access the Internet
  • Learn safety and security issues children face today
  • Learn how to help children navigate unsafe situations online such as inappropriate content, online privacy, sexting, online sexual solicitation, and cyberbullying

We provide CEU's for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

If you would like to have the training brought to you, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.


Let's Talk: Talking with Your Child about Personal Body Safety 

Having a conversation with children about personal body safety should not be a scary topic. In fact, talking with children about their bodies is a major protective factor to prevent abuse.

Let's talk about how to educate and empower children. In this 30-60 minute training, parents will learn:

  • Current professional recommendations on developmentally appropriate conversations regarding personal body safety
  • Evidence-informed guidance and tips
  • Practical Do's and Don'ts when talking to children
  • Helpful resources and literature to empower and engage children

We provide CEU's for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

To schedule a Let's Talk presentation, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.


Community Outreach and Education

General Presentations are conducted to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse and what Alliance For Children is doing in Tarrant County. These presentations can range in length from 15 minutes up to one hour.

For more information about our Community Engagement Program, please email education@allianceforchildren.org.

Upcoming Stewards of Children® trainings in English include: 

Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9:00 am-11:00 am
Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 9:00 am-11:00 am
Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9:00 am-11:00 am
Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9:00 am-11:00 am

Click here to register for these dates.

Trainings are held in-person at the Alliance For Children Training Room located at 3609 Marquita Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76116.


Las próximas fechas de entrenamiento de Stewards of Children® en Español incluyen:

Sábado, 7 de Mayo, 2022 de 9:00 am-11:00 am
Sábado, 9 de Julio, 2022 de 9:00 am-11:00 am
Sábado, 3 de Septiembre, 2022 de 9:00 am-11:00 am
Sábado, 5 de Noviembre. 2022 de 9:00 am-11:00 am

Para registrarse, haga clic aquí.

Los entrenamientos se llevan a cabo en persona en la sala de entrenamientos de Alliance For Children ubicada en 3609 Marquita Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76116.