|To Report Suspected Abuse, call
Children's Advocacy Center, Inc..
|Changing Lives ~ Giving Hope
|Texas Family Code (261.101) states that a person having cause to believe that a child's physical or mental health or
welfare has been or may be adversely affected by the abuse or neglect must report immediately.
Failure to report is punishable by imprisonment for up to 180 days and/or a fine up to $2,000.
Texas Family Code, Chapter 34, 261.101.
|Support Norma's House and your contribution will help bring hope and healing to child abuse victims.
|Childhood isn't fun and games for all children. Unfortunately, for some, it is filled with fear.
Norma’s House (The Gonzales Regional Children’s Advocacy Center) is one of 64 child advocacy centers
in the state of Texas. Norma’s House helps children that are victims of abuse and/or neglect by offering a
safe, child-friendly environment where children may tell of their abuse. In addition, children and their non-
offending family members receive counseling services that help the children back on the road to a healthy
and restored life.
At Norma's House, we are about changing lives and giving hope.
|To restore the dignity, hope and
security to children of Gonzales
and surrounding counties by
uniting public officials and our
It only takes one word, one
conversation, one moment
to make a difference in the
life of a child.
It is through the support of
people like you who
volunteer, give, learn and
speak out about issues of
child abuse that makes the
Become a Volunteer
can make a difference!
|Our work is possible
because of caring
people like you!
14th Annual Professional Child Advocate Conference
April 11, 2013
Two Rivers Bible Church
1630 N. Sarah Dewitt Dr. * Gonzales, TX 78629
The training provides specialized training for professionals who respond to crimes involving victims such as
child abuse, domestic violence, dating violence, rape, assault, bullying, stalking and more.
While Conference attendance is not restricted, the targeted audience includes law enforcement personnel,
Child Protective Services personnel, prosecutors, counselors and crime victim advocates.
This year's speakers are:
* Michael K. Sweeney from Texas Association Against Sexual Assault. Mr. Sweeney is a retired law
enforcement officer whose speciality was interrogation. His topic will be "Interrogating Child Predator
* Lieutenant Laura Wilkes from Pflugerville Police Department. She has been a law enforcement officer for
over 21 years. She specializes in narcotics and will give an overview of narcotics and it's influence on child
* Noella Hill, CA/CP SANE has been a registered nurse for 19 years and has specialized in sexual assault
exams for 7 years. She is presenting on the SANE (sexual assault nurse exam) experience.
Early bird registration is $20, due by April 5, 2013.
|Why Prevention Matters
Across the nation there has been great progress
in work to improve the health and well-being of
children. But the turbulent economy and the
budget cutting that has come with it threaten to
derail efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect
at a moment when it is needed most. If the work
that has done so much for children is to continue
and to grow, it is important to show that it yields
benefits on many levels—for children, their
families, and their communities. Consistent
decisions to support the needs of children are at
the heart of a bright future.
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