child abuse http://tpr.org en Childsafe's Child Abuse Awareness Campaign Kicks Off Citywide With "Cardboard Kids" http://tpr.org/post/childsafes-child-abuse-awareness-campaign-kicks-citywide-cardboard-kids <p>Child advocacy group ChildSafe reports that in 2013 Bexar County had 5,846 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect.</p><p>ChildSafe CEO Kim Abernethy said the county dropped from the first place position in that category, but knows that number is still too high.</p><p>"That's not a statistic that we tout when we tout all of our other great statistics," Abernethy said. "This year we were second in the state, thank goodness, but the last four or five years before that we've been the first in confirmed cases of abuse."</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:51:18 +0000 Ryan Loyd 29437 at http://tpr.org Childsafe's Child Abuse Awareness Campaign Kicks Off Citywide With "Cardboard Kids" "Cardboard Kids" Draw Attention To The 5,846 Abused Kids In Bexar County Last Year http://tpr.org/post/cardboard-kids-draw-attention-5846-abused-kids-bexar-county-last-year <p>The two-foot-tall cardboard cutouts look a lot sillier than the children each cardboard "kid" represents.&nbsp;ChildSafe and the Children's Hospital of San Antonio are trying to raise awareness about high numbers of abused and neglected children in Bexar County through a new campaign called "Cardboard Kids."&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:02:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 28848 at http://tpr.org "Cardboard Kids" Draw Attention To The 5,846 Abused Kids In Bexar County Last Year The Source: The Epidemic Of Child Abuse In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/source-epidemic-child-abuse-bexar-county <p>Last year in Bexar County <a href="http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/documents/about/Data_Books_and_Annual_Reports/2013/10ChartsAll.pdf" target="_blank">5,846 kids </a>were abused or neglected. We have the second highest rates of abuse in the state. Houston's Harris County ranks first, but Bexar&nbsp;only has 83 fewer total incidents with a child population half that of Harris.</p><p>In addition, kids in Bexar County are more often abused even after Child Protective Services gets involved.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:01:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 28806 at http://tpr.org The Source: The Epidemic Of Child Abuse In Bexar County The Source: Childhood Poverty Rises | Clothes Make Characters Come To Life At The McNay http://tpr.org/post/source-childhood-poverty-rises-clothes-make-characters-come-life-mcnay <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>In 11 years the number of children living in poverty has risen, outpacing the number of children born, or moving into the state, says a new report from the Texas-based <a href="http://www.forabettertexas.org/" target="_blank">Center for Public Policy Priorities</a>, a left-leaning research and advocacy group.</p><p>What is the state doing to abate this tide of poverty? &nbsp;How does the situation look on the ground here in Bexar County?</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:28:53 +0000 Paul Flahive 23056 at http://tpr.org The Source: Childhood Poverty Rises | Clothes Make Characters Come To Life At The McNay The Source: West, Texas Explosion And Child Welfare In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/source-west-texas-explosion-and-child-welfare-bexar-county <p></p><p><strong>Leading the Show:</strong></p><p>A fire burning out of control turned a fertilizer plant into a bomb in the heart of the small town of West, Texas last night.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:33:18 +0000 Paul Flahive 9834 at http://tpr.org The Source: West, Texas Explosion And Child Welfare In Bexar County State Sen. Uresti Looking To Get More People Involved In Child Abuse Prevention http://tpr.org/post/state-sen-uresti-looking-get-more-people-involved-child-abuse-prevention <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April is <a href="https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/" target="_blank">Child Abuse Awareness month</a>, and San Antonio Sen. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carlos </span>Uresti <span style="line-height: 1.5;">is calling for more volunteers to help increase the local message of saving children's lives.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Uresti said </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bexar County showed an increase in the number of cases of child abuse in 2012.</span></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:55:33 +0000 Eileen Pace 8916 at http://tpr.org State Sen. Uresti Looking To Get More People Involved In Child Abuse Prevention Childsafe Expanding Outreach To Include Physical Abuse And Neglect http://tpr.org/post/childsafe-expanding-outreach-include-physical-abuse-and-neglect <p>Bexar County's only child advocacy center, ChildSafe, has announced a realignment to serve more children, but there are some challenges in the move.</p><p>For 23 years, <a href="http://www.childsafe-sa.org/" target="_blank">ChildSafe</a> has served child victims of sexual abuse, but the now it's expanding to provide services for children of physical abuse and neglect. The organization is one of the last advocacy centers in Texas to expand to this role.</p><p>President Kim Abernethy said she thinks that is because the center started with a major focus on sexual abuse.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:10:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 7018 at http://tpr.org Childsafe Expanding Outreach To Include Physical Abuse And Neglect Children's Shelter Vigil Honors 19 Local Fatalities Of Child Abuse In 2012 http://tpr.org/post/childrens-shelter-vigil-honors-19-local-fatalities-child-abuse-2012 <p>The Children’s Shelter and VOICES for Children of San Antonio are asking residents to participate in an event Tuesday evening to raise awareness of the problem of child abuse.</p><p>The two groups are hosting a "Remember 19" candlelight vigil Tuesday evening to make sure the 19 children who died violent deaths last year are not forgotten.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:12:52 +0000 Eileen Pace 6581 at http://tpr.org Children's Shelter Vigil Honors 19 Local Fatalities Of Child Abuse In 2012