FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do children stay at the Center?
Are you a government agency?
How do you receive funding?
How can I get involved with the Center?
There are a few ways to get involved:
- Become a Corporate or Community Partner: Corporations, individuals or community organizations can support the Center in many ways, event sponsorships, donations, clothing/goods drives for the rainbow room, and volunteerism are a few examples.
- Donate: Become an ongoing supporter of the Center as a Guardian Angel or Champion for Children. Even a one-time donation can go a long way in helping us provide services to children in our community.
Questions About Cases
Why didn’t my child tell me they were being harmed?
There are many reasons that a child does not disclose abuse. Reasons may include but are not limited to the following:
- Threat from the perpetrator of harm to them or their families
- Fear of shame, blame, or disappointment from parents or peers
- The perpetrator is a family member, highly respected, or relied on by the family
- They were never asked
- Inability to verbalize abuse
- Convinced by the perpetrator that they child were partially or fully responsible for the abuse
- Existing family problems or conflicts
- Family attitudes towards sex
Why is the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) involved?
State law requires anyone who believes a child has been abused or neglected to file a report to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) or to a law enforcement agency. The law requires DFPS to investigate these reports to protect children. Their goal is to determine if the allegations took place and if the child is safe in their current situation.
Will my child have to testify in court?
Common Questions For Therapy
Can my child receive therapy?
We provide trauma-informed therapy for victims of abuse. Children are referred to therapy by members of our MDT.