We All Play a Role in Protecting Children

Roxanne’s House, the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center, works collaboratively with our community partners by employing the multidisciplinary team (MDT) model to address child abuse allegations effectively. This approach, endorsed by the National Institutes of Health [...]

2024-04-15T14:19:43+00:00By , |

Survivor Story – The Scars That Don’t Show

The following is the anonymous, personal story shared by a survivor of childhood emotional abuse and the response from one of HCWC’s Children’s Counselors. HCWC currently employs 8 professional counselors that specialize in working with children and teens across [...]

2023-05-09T14:51:18+00:00By |

Helping Children Process Trauma

As a society we are increasingly exposed to tragic and traumatic events, and unfortunately our children often suffer as a result. Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. Witnessing violence or an accident. Experiencing violence or abuse. Encountering a [...]

2023-05-02T18:34:11+00:00By |

Demystifying Forensic Exams

Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFEs), sometimes called “rape kits”, are exams on survivors of sexual violence conducted by a specially trained nurse or physician, usually to gather any evidence of the crime that might be present. Not every assault [...]

2023-04-12T21:11:36+00:00By |

How Does Violence Affect a Community?

So, What is Violence? Violence is any behavior that has the intent of hurting someone. Violence is stressful on our bodies. Chronic stress increases the chances of heart diseases, mental health issues, and increases the engagement of risky behaviors [...]

2022-11-29T17:57:25+00:00By |

Why Children May Not Disclose Abuse

Roxanne’s House is HCWC’s Children’s Advocacy Center in San Marcos, TX. It is a child-friendly facility with trained staff specializing in child abuse issues including licensed counselors, forensic interviewers, and advocates. The purpose of Roxanne’s House is to assist [...]

2022-04-06T18:52:53+00:00By |
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