ChildSafe 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 Jefferson Bank Hoilday Charity Drive Benefits ChildSafe Kids http://tpr.org/post/jefferson-bank-hoilday-charity-drive-benefits-childsafe-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many children around San Antonio will be served special meals this holiday season or may be on one of Santa’s special lists to receive toys.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But there are some kids in the area who are just glad to be safe.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:53:05 +0000 Eileen Pace 22689 at http://tpr.org Jefferson Bank Hoilday Charity Drive Benefits ChildSafe Kids ChildSafe's Adventure Therapy Program Focus Of New Study http://tpr.org/post/childsafes-adventure-therapy-program-focus-new-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Through the adventure therapy program at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.childsafe-sa.org/" target="_blank">ChildSafe</a>,&nbsp;Bexar&nbsp;County&#39;s only child advocacy center with a focus on child</span>ren who&#39;ve been abused and neglected, the healing process is paired with fun, laughter, and activities.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:27:27 +0000 Ryan Loyd 19181 at http://tpr.org ChildSafe's Adventure Therapy Program Focus Of New Study Delegate Agencies Deal With City Budget Cuts http://tpr.org/post/delegate-agencies-deal-city-budget-cuts <p class="p1">With more than 70 delegate agencies, the city council each year funds the organizations to help them accomplish their missions, but this time the council had to make cuts to meet its objective of balancing the budget.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">San Antonio budget director Maria Villagomez said the agencies, with the exception of Haven for Hope, took a five percent cut.</p><p class="p1">It's not enough for District 10 Councilman Carlton Soules, who has said every non-essential service should be eliminated.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:16:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 18478 at http://tpr.org Delegate Agencies Deal With City Budget Cuts The Source: Mental Health | Treating Prostate Cancer | Foster Care http://tpr.org/post/source-mental-health-treating-prostate-cancer-foster-care <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas Tribune, an online news website covering all things Texas politics, has organized a </span><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/events/2013/apr/25/on-the-road-a-symposium-on-health-care/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Mental Health Symposium</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> here in San Antonio with the University of Texas San Antonio. Evan Smith, CEO of the Texas Tribune, joins us to talk about why.</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:41:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 16754 at http://tpr.org The Source: Mental Health | Treating Prostate Cancer | Foster Care San Antonio's Budget Shortfall May Impact Children's Advocacy Agency http://tpr.org/post/san-antonios-budget-shortfall-may-impact-childrens-advocacy-agency <p>San Antonio is facing a $35 to $50 million shortfall in the 2014 budget and with that in mind, council members set out to define their goals for next year at a day-long goal-setting session at the Central Library on Tuesday.</p><p>Included in the budget are what’s known as unfunded requests, which are items the city doesn’t have the money to fund. Delegate agency ChildSafe is requesting $100,000 in 2014, and $500,000 over five years.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 13830 at http://tpr.org San Antonio's Budget Shortfall May Impact Children's Advocacy Agency The Source: The State Of Investigative Reporting | Kids and the Legislative Session http://tpr.org/post/source-state-investigative-reporting-kids-and-legislative-session <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:32:48 +0000 Paul Flahive 13496 at http://tpr.org The Source: The State Of Investigative Reporting | Kids and the Legislative Session 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