Parent, Guardian, & Caregiver Resources

Abuse Prevention

Healing from Abuse

Parenting a Child with a Disability

Parent & Family Resources

State

  • 211 Texas This statewide, confidential service provides information about community resources, including information about state benefits and other government services.
  • CHIP/Medicaid 1-877-543-7669 (1-877-KIDS-NOW). Texas families with uninsured children who are approved may be able to get health insurance through Children's Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • Help for Parents. Hope for Kids A website with parenting tips, resources for Texas parents, and information about abuse and children.
  • Navigate Life Texas Resources for families of Texas children with disabilities and/or health care needs. It includes information about insurance, schools, transition to adulthood, services, family support, and disabilities.
  • Parent Companion A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.
  • Texas Education Agency (TEA) special education program provides information for parents and families of children with disabilities.
  • Texas Parent to Parent Comprehensive website that provides parent-to-parent support, resource material, and education to parents and to professionals working with children with disabilities.

Working with Child Protective Services

  • The Family Helpline for Strong Families and Safe Children. Parents and caregivers can ask experienced attorneys questions about CPS issues. Call 844.888.6565 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Spanish speaking services are also available.
  • How the Child Welfare System Works Child Welfare Information Gateway. 9-page guide on how the child welfare system works, covering issues from what happens after possible abuse is reported to what happens in substantiated cases of abuse.
  • A Parent's Guide to Child Protective Services Investigations Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Step-by-step information on how Child Protective Services (CPS) conducts investigations, legal information regarding CPS records, and what to do if you disagree with the findings of a CPS investigation.

National Resources

  • National Child Abuse Hotline The Childhelp National Abuse Hotline is staffed by professional counselors who are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. All calls are anonymous and toll-free. Call 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453), then push 1 to talk to a hotline counselor. Communication in 170 languages is available.
  • Parenting Resources Childhelp – A list of 30+ online and literature resources for parents of children with a disability.
  • Resources for Parents and Caregivers National Child Traumatic Stress Network website that provides resources to help parents understand how traumatic events affect children, so they are better prepared to help their children cope.
  • Understood - For Learning and Attention Issues Resources for parents of children aged 3-20 with learning and attention issues, including detailed information about education, friends, family issues, and self-care.