What We Do
TCAC coordinates a multidisciplinary team approach in response to allegation of severe child abuse in the Greater Texarkana area.
TCAC provides a safe place for children and their families impacted by abuse and trauma to begin the healing process.
TCAC believes education is our best defense against those who seek to harm children and provides expert trainings to the community.
Here at the Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center (TCAC), we provide a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals can work together to ensure an effective response to reports of child abuse and neglect with the purpose of reducing trauma for child victims, improving outcomes for children and families impacted by abuse, and reducing duplication of efforts between agencies. This Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Response is a core part of what we do.
Other core services provided by the TCAC are forensic interviews, family advocacy, therapy, and community education. For more information about each service, please click the individual links below.
A forensic interview is a neutral, fact-finding interaction between a child and a specially trained forensic interview in response to allegations of abuse or neglect.
Trauma and child abuse affect the whole family. When children and families are coping with the initial report and ensuing investigation, our team of dedicated family advocates are here to help.
We offer a variety of evidence-supported, trauma-focused treatment modalities to children and families impacted by trauma at no cost to them.
Our medical services provide child victims with the evaluation they need - without the stressful trip to the ER.
Our Rainbow Room ensures child abuse victims and their families have their basic needs met.
As experts in child maltreatment, prevention, and trauma, we provide educational programs for children, caregivers, child-serving professionals, and community members at no cost.