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Working Together to End Child Abuse

Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has launched a public education campaign aimed at helping parents deal with the challenges and stresses that can lead to child abuse and neglect.

"Parenting is hard and stressful, so it's crucial that we support parents in every way we can to help prevent abuse," said Judge John Specia, commissioner of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. "But if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please report it so we can investigate to make sure the child's safe and the parents get the help they need.”

CPS investigated more than 176,868 allegations of child abuse or neglect in Texas last year. 171 children died at the hands of a parent or other caregivers. 66,721 children and teens were victims of abuse or neglect and 17,151 were removed from their homes for their own protection.  

If you or a parent you know are struggling, please visit the Parenting section of our website. Here, parents will find expert articles, videos and tips for dealing with some of the most challenging aspects of parenting.

You can also visit, the parenting website for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services "Help for Parents, Hope for Kids" campaign. For this month-long campaign in April, Child Protective Services (CPS) is joining with local governments, community groups, service organizations, and other partners to put the spotlight on preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse. See the events in our area.

Boys Town Texas is proud of the state of Texas' strong efforts to stop child abuse and neglect.

If you suspect child abuse, report it by calling 800-252-5400.