Hispanic/Latino children make up over one-third of the state’s foster care population, although they comprise only 22% of Texas’ overall child population. These children are suddenly taken from their homes because of maltreatment, … Read more
Many children in foster care in our county are in desperate need of help and understanding.
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a … Read more
Do you have room in your heart to help a child in dire need of a safe and loving family? You can be one of the only constant, familiar adults in a foster … Read more
There are many misconceptions among potential parents regarding adopting a child from foster care. The truth in most instances is quite different from initial views and opinions. Examining some of these misconceptions should … Read more
Growing up, most of us are taught that it is polite and correct to help others, including family members, neighbors and community members in need. In the Hispanic society, family or group needs … Read more
Every day in this country, 1,900 CHILDREN are victims of abuse or neglect. Four of them will die. How can you do something to help?
Become a CASA Volunteer.
What is a CASA? It stands … Read more
My cousin Martha died this morning.
Here’s the thing. A couple of days ago, Martha’s mom—my aunt—learned that she was in the hospital in Florida. Aunt Mary Lou is 83, has always been … Read more
British psychologist John Bowlby, the first attachment theorist, described attachment as a “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings.”
A 2012 Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence stated that violence, crime, abuse or psychological trauma will affect 46 million children in this country this year. Children … Read more
Unfortunately, it is a largely accepted fact that abused and neglected children are at higher risk for lower academic achievement. Additionally, studies show that children who have suffered from neglect exhibit lower academic … Read more