APRIL STATS
In April, our Therapy Department provided 1,418 services to 428 clients and family members. We conducted 117 Forensic Interviews. The Family Advocacy & Support Services Department provided 926 services to 337 clients.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR OPEN HOUSE A SUCCESS!

Thank you to all our cherished donors and friends who attended the Center’s Open House on Saturday, April 28th! Our first open house event in 10 years was celebrated with 183 attendees. We have come so far, but still have so far to go to end child abuse and neglect in Collin County. Over light appetizers, wine, and live music, we provided tours of the Center, and shared more about our essential services and the clients we serve. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the community and look forward to hosting another open house in the future.

If you would like more information about future open house events please contact Kara Shrum, Development Coordinator, at kshrum@caccollincounty.org.
14TH ANNUAL HEALING HEARTS INVITATIONAL

Save the Date for Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County’s 14th Annual Healing Hearts Invitational. This four-person scramble is held at one of the Top 10 Golf Club Courses in DFW and one of the Top 50 Courses in Texas, Gentle Creek Country Club. 

Monday, September 17th | Tee Off 12:30 PM
Gentle Creek Country Club | Prosper, TX
STAY TUNED

Coming soon - information on our annual Back to School Fair! The Fair equips children who are current clients of the Center or Child Protective Services for the new school year by providing them with brand new backpacks, shoes, haircuts, and school supplies. The Fair is also a time of games, music, face-painting, and refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Just $25 can provide school supplies for one child. Help us make sure no child that has experienced abuse or neglect goes to school unprepared. Stay tuned for more information!
THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF CARE

The Center offers therapy services not only to victims of child abuse and neglect, but also their non-offending family members. When dealing with the aftermath of abuse, many caregivers focus their energy on taking care of the child, rather than themselves. We know that when abuse happens, the entire family is affected.

When Jenni's abuse occurred, it knocked the wind out of her grandparents. They would describe themselves as a strong couple, but the sexual abuse of Jenni was enough to throw their life out of balance. They spent a lot of time at the beginning of therapy voicing their anger. While their granddaughter was in counseling for her abuse, they were able to process their confusing feelings and discover ways to incorporate self-care into their lives. Often, caregivers that seek counseling do not stay very long. They end up focusing on their kid's needs. However, Jenni's grandparents did not give up. They continued to show up and work toward a healthier way of life. Months later they are able to say they have hope and are motivated to continue working toward a healthier family. It is always encouraging to see parents or grandparents decide to work on themselves which in turn helps the victim in their healing process.
OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Deborah & Donald Braun
Inez & Dan Browning | DADS Advisory Fund
Estell & Pope Families | Rusty Glenn Designs 
Cathy & Richard Riccardi | Carolyn & Mark Speese
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