Programs

  • Counseling
  • Forensic Interviewing
  • Forensic Medical Examinations
  • Multidisciplinary Team Coordination with law enforcement, child protective services and assistant district attorneys
  • Drug Endangered Child Team Facilitation
  • Prevention: Darkness to Light

Prevention

At the CACCC, we use a prevention program called Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children (D2L) that focuses on teaching adults in a community how to keep children safer from sexual abuse. Our trained facilitator, Susan White (Forensic Interviews and Prevention Director) is available to help parents, groups, organizations and clubs learn how to better prevent abuse from happening. She teaches the 5 Steps to Protecting Children:

  1. LEARN THE FACTS OF ABUSE. 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18. (1 in 10 of those children will be sexually abused involving physical contact.)
  2. MINIMIZE OPPORTUNITY. Eliminate or reduce isolated, one-on-one situations to decrease risk for abuse.
  3. TALK ABOUT IT. Have open, age appropriate conversations with children about our bodies, sex and boundaries.
  4. RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS. Know the signs of abuse to protect children from further harm.
  5. REACT RESPONSIBLY. Understand how to respond to risky behaviors and suspicions or reports of sexual abuse.

At every training, adults will be given useful, practical information on how to keep children safer and organizations will learn how to implement policies that will show they take preventing child abuse seriously. Samples and suggestions will be given to creating an organizational Code of Conduct.

CLICK HERE to see the CACCC's Code of Conduct

The CACCC provides services to approximately 30 children per month through our programs. Since opening our doors in 2005, we have helped over 1000 children get child friendly interviews and other services.

We have also provided community awareness, abuse prevention and education presentations to over 200 individuals in Comal County, moving toward our mission of breaking the cycle of violence one child at a time.