DECEMBER STATS
In December, our Therapy Department provided 870 services to 326 clients and family members. We conducted 109 Forensic Interviews. The Family Advocacy & Support Services Department provided 840 services to 312 clients.
GALA 2018

It's time for Gala 2018! We are thrilled to bring Children’s Advocacy Center’s premier, annual fundraiser back to Collin County. Gala 2018, Deep in the Heart of Collin County will feature gourmet dining, an exciting live auction with many one of a kind experiences, headline entertainment featuring country music star Jake Owen and much more! 

Event Chairs Carolyn Speese and Susan Spindler promise a memorable evening that you won’t want to miss, as we take over the official indoor practice field of the Dallas Cowboys at The Star in Frisco, TX on Saturday, March 24th. Sponsorships and tickets are still available.
JANUARY IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH

Since 2007, there have been more than 4,600 victims of human trafficking just in Texas alone*. Human trafficking, or Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) occurs when someone uses force, fraud or coercion to cause a minor to commit a commercial sex act. 

Studies show that a large majority of survivors of sex trafficking have a history of abuse. It is up to us as a community to take charge and stop trafficking. Here are somethings you can do to help:

  • Learn the common signs of trafficking

  • Teach your child tactics of traffickers so they can avoid dangerous situations

  • If you see something suspicious, report it to the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888

* National Human Trafficking Resource Center
ALWAYS AN ADVOCATE

Shannon was first seen at Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County when she was four years old. She had been sexually abused by an older boy in her neighborhood. Shannon participated in therapy at CACCC, where she was able to learn healthy boundaries and coping skills.

Two years later, Shannon’s mother reached out to CACCC due to an incident at school. Because of what she learned from therapy, Shannon immediately told her mother something inappropriate had happened. Shannon returned to CACCC to receive counseling and practice her coping skills.

The importance of CACCC allowing clients to return for therapy at any time is that it is essential in their healing journey, as the child’s view of their abuse may change as they develop. It also gives parents relief to know that CACCC will always be an advocate for their child.
OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Deborah & Donald Braun
Inez & Dan Browning | DADS Advisory Fund
Estell & Pope Families | Rusty Glenn Designs 
Carolyn & Mark Speese | Cathy & Richard Riccardi
REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE | TEXAS CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
1.800.252.5400
Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County
2205 Los Rios Blvd. Plano, TX 75074 | P: 972.633.6600