Texas Council on Family Violence:
The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence.Since 1978, the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) has been a nationally recognized leader in the efforts to end family violence through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men. TCFV is one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the nation, with a membership comprised of family violence service providers, supportive organizations, survivors of domestic violence, businesses, communities of faith and other concerned citizens. As a membership-focused organization, TCFV is firmly committed to serving its members, communities in Texas and thousands of victims of domestic violence and their families.
We host an array of dynamic signature conferences, summits, training events, webinars, and prevention efforts throughout the year to support the capacity building of member programs and enhance community responses to family violence throughout the state. TCFV also serves as the unified voice before the Texas legislature on behalf of family violence survivors and service providers to support laws that assist victims and survivors.
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
National Child Advocacy Center:
Healthy Children. Org:
Texas Workforce Commission:
The first step to ridding our community of domestic abuse is for the real toll to be visible. Far too many Texans know someone who is a victim of domestic violence. Understanding that this is community issue – not just a personal or family issue – is necessary if we are to help survivors find safety, receive justice and create opportunities for them to live the violence-free lives they deserve.
Texas Law Help.Org
Domestic Violence: Myths and Facts Today, 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. Unfortunately, what many people believe to be true about domestic or family violence is actually a myth. In response to these myths, the Texas Council on Family Violence has designed this tool to help everyday people better understand the facts about family violence. No matter how high or low you score in the beginning, you will be a better ally against domestic violence by the end of this exercise.
National Council On Child Abuse
Child abuse and neglect is a national problem which has increased to epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 2.5 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States annually with hundreds of deaths related to child abuse reported each year.
Most runaways, adolescent prostitutes and teenage delinquent’s report having been victims of some form of child abuse, and it is reported that a majority of violent criminals suffered abuse, either physical and/or sexual as children.
Abuse robs children of the opportunity to develop healthy, trusting relationships with adults, contributes to low self-esteem, and impairs healthy psycho-social development. Indeed, the effects of childhood abuse often last a lifetime.