North Texas Children’s Advocacy Centers have joined together to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect during the month of April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

During this month, leaders at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC) encourage individuals and organizations to stand up for children through awareness and education. We all can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and preventing child maltreatment.

“Every voice raised for an abused child matters,” CACCC CEO Lynne McLean said. “Even simple actions, like posting something on Facebook or sending out a tweet can make a huge difference in raising awareness about child abuse. We encourage our entire community to get involved in protecting children and preventing abuse.”

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is a nonprofit organization that provides safety, healing and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect in Collin County. Working collaboratively with law enforcement, Child Protective Services and the district attorney’s office, the Center minimizes trauma to abused children and provides therapy and support for as long as they need help to heal from their abuse. Last year, nearly 1,300 children were confirmed by CPS as victims of abuse or neglect. Many more children were victimized in criminal law enforcement only cases. Since 1992, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has offered free services to more than 50,000 abused and neglected children.

We encourage you to take action this month, share the realities of child abuse with a friend, or organize an event to help raise awareness of this important issue. For more stories, statistics, participating organizations, and information about how you can protect the children in your own life from abuse, visit


The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County’s (CACCC) Gala 2016 will be held Saturday, April 23 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas and will feature a headline performance by Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

“Gala 2016 is the must-attend event of the year in Collin County, and each year we are proud to welcome incredible performers, generous sponsors and committed donors who come together in the fight against child abuse,” said CACCC CEO Lynne McLean. “As our largest fundraising event of the year, the gala raises critically needed funds to help ensure that abused children in our community always receive the help they need from the Center.”

Read more about it here.

When: Saturday, April 23, 6 p.m.

Where: Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, Texas 75207

Cost: $275 per ticket. Purchase tickets online here.