Community Education

The Center provides numerous opportunities for law enforcement and child protection professionals to obtain current training regarding best practices in child welfare and protection. Additionally, HCCAC provides speakers to schools and community groups who are able to help participants recognize and report the signs of child abuse. To schedule a presentation, please contact Outreach Coordinator Kaylee Gaines at 512-756-2607 or kayleeg@hccac.org.

PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS

Play It Safe! Child Safety Proram Sponsored by Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center

This child safety program is geared to elementary age students and is taught by well trained and dedicated community volunteers.  We hope to teach the children rules that may help them in difficult situations.  The children are taught that it doesn’t matter what a person looks like, but what they ask you to do that matters.  We know that many child predators are not strangers but live in the home or neighborhood.

WHERE WE SERVE:

BURNET ISD

  • Burnet Elementary Grades Pre-K – 2
  • Bertram Elementary Grades K-3

MARBLE FALLS ISD

  • Colt Elementary Grade 1
  • Highland Lakes Elementary Grades Kinder-2
  • Spicewood Elementary Grades 1-2

LLANO ISD

  • Llano Elementary Grades K-5
  • Packsaddle Elementary Grades K-5

BLANCO COUNTY

  • Blanco Elementary Grades K-2
  • Hope School Grades K-4

LAMPASAS ISD

  • Kline Whitis Elementary Grades K-2
  • Hanna Springs Elementary Grade 1
  • San Saba Elementary Grades K-2

What we teach:

Through videos and discussions of Play It Safe! safety rules, children learn:

  • I have a right to be safe.
  • My body’s mine!
  • How to recognize “Tricky People”.
  • To always have a buddy!
  • To always ask first!
TO SCHEDULE A “Play It Safe” PRESENTATION AT YOUR SCHOOL,  PLEASE CONTACT:

Kaylee Gaines, Outreach Coordinator

Email: kayleeg@hccac.org  |  Phone: 512-756-2607

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Recognizing and Reporting the Signs of Child Abuse

For over twenty years HCCAC has remained steadfast in our commitment to the safety of children in Burnet, Blanco, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, and San Saba counties. This commitment is not limited only to those children and families who come to the Center but extends beyond to those we serve in our community. To honor that commitment, HCCAC also aims to arm communities with the necessary tools to help the Center carry out its mission to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families affected by sexual abuse through education and intervention. Accordingly, HCCAC staff frequently provide training on recognizing and reporting the signs of child abuse to individuals, schools, and community groups. This training ensures that program participants are better equipped to protect children in their homes, schools and neighborhoods.

For professionals, we offer a Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse seminar to teach the signs and symptoms of child abuse. Professionals will learn the facts about child abuse, how to recognize the physical and behavioral signs of the varying forms of child abuse as well as many other important details for how to report abuse if a problem ever arises. This information is vital for any adult who has care or custody of a child. Trainings can be customized to suit the needs of the requesting agency, school, or other professional group.

If you work for a school, daycare, afterschool program, church or any organization serving children, let us help you train your staff on Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact Kaylee Gaines, Outreach Coordinator via email at kayleeg@hccac.org or 512-756-2607.