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 |

Prevention is Possible!

Sexual assault and child abuse are not just “big city” problems. We must acknowledge that these issues happen in our community more often than we would like to think. Therefore, we should focus on preventing sexual assault and child abuse [...]

2021-04-23T17:09:14+00:00By |

Normalizing “The Talk”

Whenever someone says “We’re having The Talk” people think of the awkward conversation that every parent has with their teen about safe sex. However, there is another “Talk” that needs to happen. The Talk we are looking at today [...]

2021-04-08T21:42:06+00:00By |

Interrupting the Cycle of Child Abuse

April is both Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Awareness month. The following article is the first article of a four-week series focusing on raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse. 2 in 5 women and 1 in 5 [...]

2021-04-02T16:48:08+00:00By |

Behind Closed Doors: Children At Risk

**This article was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic  While the world is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, another crisis is developing out of public sight. With many schools, daycares, and businesses closing their doors, childcare is reverting [...]

2020-04-14T16:43:25+00:00By |

Help Prevent Child Abuse This April

Child Abuse Prevention Month is observed every year in the United States and is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse and neglect. Nearly 700,000 children in the United States are experiencing abuse every year. HCWC remains dedicated [...]

2020-04-02T16:26:15+00:00By |

Internet Safety Tips for Teens & Parents

With most teens accessing the internet from mobile devices, many parents want to know how they can keep their teens safe online. While many programs and apps are designed with parental locks and passwords, they don’t teach teens how [...]

2020-07-29T18:27:20+00:00By |
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