Getting help in Austin, Texas


How to keep children safe

As a parent, there are many things you can do to keep your children safe.

First of all, let them know that you love them. Children need to believe that there is at least one parent that they can trust.

You can:

1. Teach your children how to dial 911

2. Teach your children to avoid danger. Show them how to find safe places. Explain to them how it is important to stay away when grownups are fighting.

3. Tell your children that they are not to blame. The fighting has nothing to do with them.

4. Print out their safety plan and help them fill in the blanks. Click here for the Child's Safety Plan.


Sexual Child Abuse: infant to 16 years
Physical Child Abuse: 15 and above
Physical Child Abuse: infant to 14 years
Emotional Child Abuse:
Sexual Child Abuse: 17 and above
My family is experiencing violence
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Legal Services Links:
Travis County Attorney's Office
Travis County District Attorney's Office
Legal Aid of Central Texas
Women's Advocacy Project

Social Services Links:
APD Victim Services
TCSO Victim Services
SafePlace: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survival Center
Austin Child Guidance Center

Additional Resources:

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Violence Against Women Office

Violence Agaianst Men and Women

Family Violence Awareness Page

Husband Battering

Child Abuse:

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information

Prevent Child Abuse America

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse Yellow Page

Family Violence

Child Abuse

Traffic Accidents and Fatalities

Legal Support and Information