Alliance For Children

Alliance For Children Our mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education.
Alliance For Children, a private 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, protects Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education.
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Alliance For Children, a nonprofit organization, operates three child friendly centers in Tarrant County, located in Arlington, Fort Worth, and Hurst. Within each of the centers, detectives and Child Protective Services investigators work together to protect the child victim. As a team they piece together what has happened and take steps to ensure that the child is not victimized again. Alliance For Children has been serving abused children in Tarrant County since 1992. Over the years, more than 25,000 children have entered an Alliance For Children center looking for hope and healing.

Mission: The mission of Alliance For Children is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education.

In honor of Black History Month, Alliance For Children would like to highlight the career of Fredericka Douglass Sprague...
02/04/2020

In honor of Black History Month, Alliance For Children would like to highlight the career of Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry. Granddaughter of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Mrs. Perry founded the Colored Big Sister Home for Girls in 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri. With her husband, James E. Perry, she worked to provide better health care to African-American children. This commitment to the well-being of our youngest population helped create happy childhoods for thousands and changed outcomes for their future.

01/31/2020
Take Your Seat at the Table

We encourage you to visit Alliance For Children and learn more about the role of a Children’s Advocacy Center in your community. To schedule a tour email [email protected].

Texas is home to more than 70 children’s advocacy centers, as unique as the communities they serve. But each has one thing in common: a table that functions…

For this #WhattoReadWednesday, Clinical Therapist Kathryn Sexton recommends, The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der ...
01/29/2020

For this #WhattoReadWednesday, Clinical Therapist Kathryn Sexton recommends, The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Kathryn says, "Unfortunately, trauma is something that greatly impacts many of the families that we serve at Alliance For Children. For many parents, it can be difficult to understand the full impact of trauma in their children and in their own lives. This book discusses the science behind how trauma literally reshapes both the body and brain and impacts the way that we engage in relationships with ourselves, our family, and our friends. Dr. Van Der Kolk teaches individuals not only to understand what they are experiencing but also to recover in new ways by reclaiming our relationships and reclaiming hope."

Did you know that Alliance For Children partners with 28 local Law Enforcement departments from across Tarrant County? T...
01/27/2020

Did you know that Alliance For Children partners with 28 local Law Enforcement departments from across Tarrant County? These agencies conduct investigations into accusations of child abuse and work with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office to prosecute abusers. From Fort Worth to Pelican Bay, Grand Prairie to White Settlement, these departments commit to keeping kids safe and restoring trust for victims of child abuse and their families.

The new Shake Shack at Fort Worth Stockyards is having their soft opening today and are graciously partnering with us to...
01/25/2020

The new Shake Shack at Fort Worth Stockyards is having their soft opening today and are graciously partnering with us to support our mission to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse. Have a shake and a burger @ 122 E. Exchange Avenue. #yeehaw #fortworthstockyards #shakeshack

01/24/2020

Today is Global Belly Laugh Day! Tell us about a memory that always makes you laugh.

#WhattoReadWednesday -- Clinical Therapist Samantha Sotello recommends Boundaries With Teens by Dr. John TownsendSamanth...
01/22/2020

#WhattoReadWednesday -- Clinical Therapist Samantha Sotello recommends Boundaries With Teens by Dr. John Townsend

Samantha says: "Going through teen years can be difficult to navigate, for the teen themselves, but also for the parent(s). Teen years are usually the stage of life where we are wanting to become more independent and figure out who we are as individuals. When you add trauma on top of this it can make things more challenging. Working with clients who have experienced sexual abuse we sometimes see clients who are having behavioral issues that can be difficult for the parent to understand. Communication and boundaries are key during these times. I like to refer to this book with parents who are having trouble setting boundaries with their teens. It talks about everything from communication and understanding to common problems and how to deal with them. This book gives parents easy guidelines for when they are feeling lost and I think parents appreciate that.”

How do you honor the memory of Dr. King? #mlk
01/20/2020

How do you honor the memory of Dr. King? #mlk

We are tying a bow on the final planning details for our Let’s Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon on February 1 at the Gaylord ...
01/18/2020

We are tying a bow on the final planning details for our Let’s Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon on February 1 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. Will you be joining us? Tables and individual tickets are still available. https://allianceforchildren.ejoinme.org/2020Bingo

Alliance For Children attended the press conference for the Tarrant County 5-Stones Taskforce billboard campaign, Traffi...
01/17/2020

Alliance For Children attended the press conference for the Tarrant County 5-Stones Taskforce billboard campaign, Trafficking Starts Here. This highlights the use of the internet and social media by predators in grooming and controlling victims of domestic sex trafficking of minors. We are thankful to the Fort Worth Police Department for their leadership of this taskforce fighting human trafficking in Tarrant County. Find more at traffickingstartshere.com

What is a Forensic Interview? The Alliance For Children Forensic Interview Team assists Tarrant County law enforcement a...
01/16/2020

What is a Forensic Interview?
The Alliance For Children Forensic Interview Team assists Tarrant County law enforcement and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services by conducting specialized investigative interviews of children. The goal of a forensic interview is to gather pertinent information from children in a neutral, non-leading, and legally defensible manner. This lessens the trauma to child abuse victims while they share their story in a developmentally appropriate and trauma-sensitive setting.

Alliance For Children partners and staff meeting today with the National Criminal Justice Training Center to learn more ...
01/15/2020

Alliance For Children partners and staff meeting today with the National Criminal Justice Training Center to learn more about child fatality investigations. #continuededucation

Our therapists work each day to help child abuse victims process their trauma and walk alongside them to healing. #couns...
01/14/2020

Our therapists work each day to help child abuse victims process their trauma and walk alongside them to healing. #counseling #treatment #talkaboutit

Stories in the media are sometimes hard for kids to understand. Check out this article for tips on how to talk to your c...
01/13/2020
How To Talk With Kids About Terrible Things

Stories in the media are sometimes hard for kids to understand. Check out this article for tips on how to talk to your children about difficult subjects.

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has children all over the country asking difficult questions. Here are a few tips for their parents and teachers.

Did you know physical activity can help your child's mental health? This article details the benefits of staying active....
01/10/2020
Mental Health Benefits of Exercise in Children

Did you know physical activity can help your child's mental health? This article details the benefits of staying active. #mentalhealth

The target for physical activity in adolescents is 60 or more minutes of daily aerobic activity. But it is unlikely that the majority of youths achieve this goal.

It’s National #lawenforcementappreciationday — just a few of our Law Enforcement partners from around Tarrant County. Th...
01/09/2020

It’s National #lawenforcementappreciationday — just a few of our Law Enforcement partners from around Tarrant County. Thank you for all you do to protect children in our community. We ❤️ LE!

This #WhattoReadWednesday, our Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Harton, recommends Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can ...
01/08/2020

This #WhattoReadWednesday, our Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Harton, recommends Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope Can Change Your Life by Casey Gwinn, J.D. & Chan Hellman, Ph.D. This book not only recognizes the benefits of “collective” hope but discusses how to create a culture of hope.

“Once we understand hope, we can choose to believe in it and then work for it. After we do it individually, we can recruit others to join us. This allows us to create a culture of hope with others that has even greater power than individual hope.” ~ Casey Gwinn, J.D.

Jamie says- It is this idea of “collective” hope that motivates me to work with our community of volunteers and donors that so generously give of their time and resources.

Alliance For Children's healing and investigative services were provided free of charge for 2,564 children last year.
01/06/2020

Alliance For Children's healing and investigative services were provided free of charge for 2,564 children last year.

At Alliance For Children, we #standup for children every day. The multidisciplinary teamed approach to investigations he...
01/03/2020

At Alliance For Children, we #standup for children every day. The multidisciplinary teamed approach to investigations helps by reducing trauma and enhancing the investigation, resulting in a more supportive environment for child abuse victims and their families and a higher number of convictions for offenders.

Fielder Church Study Group unanimously agreed to sponsor a family coffee/tea station at Alliance For Children's Arlingto...
01/02/2020

Fielder Church Study Group unanimously agreed to sponsor a family coffee/tea station at Alliance For Children's Arlington location. The group representatives Ed and Paul delivered the much needed supplies to our center, including a Keurig. We are grateful for the continued support Fielder Church Study Group has provided to Alliance For Children throughout the years. Our partnership continues to impact lives!

Is your New Year's resolution to give back to your community? Apply to volunteer with Alliance For Children and know tha...
01/02/2020

Is your New Year's resolution to give back to your community? Apply to volunteer with Alliance For Children and know that you are rescuing hope for child abuse victims in Tarrant County. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to see how you can help -- email [email protected]

May your New Year be filled with joy.
01/01/2020

May your New Year be filled with joy.

Here's to the final day of 2019! Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, and community members for supporting every ...
12/31/2019

Here's to the final day of 2019! Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, and community members for supporting every child, every service, and every effort this year. Will you make your final gift of 2019 to restore hope in Tarrant County for the New Year? Restore hope today: https://allianceforchildren.ejoinme.org/makeadonation

Happy New Year! All Alliance For Children centers will be closed December 31 and January 1.
12/30/2019

Happy New Year! All Alliance For Children centers will be closed December 31 and January 1.

We’re grateful for partners like these! Big thanks to Restoration Threads for their support this past year.
12/30/2019

We’re grateful for partners like these! Big thanks to Restoration Threads for their support this past year.

What a year we had in 2019...thanks to all of you!

Not only were we able to financially bless these incredible organizations through our t-shirt sales, but we were also able to share about how each organization is impacting lives in the foster care community.

Every t-shirt purchase, post “like”, page share, and donation gift makes our mission possible.
THANK YOU!!

💙👇🏼I would love to hear from you...Which of these amazing organizations stood out to you this year?

Traffick911
National Angels
City Without Orphans
Alliance For Children
Backyard Orphans
Teen Reach Adventure Camp - Austin
Anchor Hope
Hope 1312 Collective
Child Hope Services
With Love
Foster Florida, Inc

https://www.restorationthreads.com/donate

Alliance For Children is so grateful for a donation of $4500 collected over the past year from the staff of Tarrant Coun...
12/28/2019

Alliance For Children is so grateful for a donation of $4500 collected over the past year from the staff of Tarrant County Tax Assessor’s office. They used many creative avenues to raise the funds including the production of a cookbook. Wendy Burgess, Tarrant Co Tax Assessor-Collector was present for the check presentation.

Thank you to the Tarrant County Tax Assessor’s office. We’re grateful that you support our mission to restore hope to ch...
12/26/2019

Thank you to the Tarrant County Tax Assessor’s office. We’re grateful that you support our mission to restore hope to child abuse victims.

This year the Staff chose Alliance for Children as our 2019 charity. The Staff was honored to present a check to them for $4500 this month.

Alliance For Children is the only Tarrant County non-profit organization involved directly in the protection from child abuse through coordinated and teamed investigations with law enforcement, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Cook Children's Medical Center, and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office.

Join us in supporting this fantastic organization!

https://www.allianceforchildren.org

Our clinical therapists work hard to provide therapeutic services for each child that needs us.  This can include using ...
12/26/2019

Our clinical therapists work hard to provide therapeutic services for each child that needs us. This can include using animals to facilitate healing from trauma. Our Lionhead rabbit, Simba, is always a great supporter, whether he is helping children feel safe, assisting in teaching boundaries, lessening anxiety as children process trauma, or simply as a fun way to end a counseling session. Our animals help our clinical team provide every service, with every effort.

Wishing you a merry and bright holiday season. All Alliance For Children centers will be closed December 24-25.
12/24/2019

Wishing you a merry and bright holiday season.
All Alliance For Children centers will be closed December 24-25.

Still unsure of what to give this holiday season? With a gift to Alliance For Children, child abuse victims and their fa...
12/23/2019
Donate

Still unsure of what to give this holiday season? With a gift to Alliance For Children, child abuse victims and their families receive services completely free of charge in the new year. Give in honor of your loved ones here: https://allianceforchildren.ejoinme.org/makeadonation

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Alliance For Children staff participate in quarterly Lunch ‘n Learns. These provide an opportunity to bond, learn new in...
12/22/2019

Alliance For Children staff participate in quarterly Lunch ‘n Learns. These provide an opportunity to bond, learn new information, and strengthen relationships with team members to better serve children. #teamwork

12/20/2019

Happy Bear is excited for his winter break! Our Community Educators worked hard this year to provide prevention education to Tarrant County children. Learn more at www.allianceforchildren.org/communityeducation. #educationiskey

Our community is the best! Thank you to Mansfield Police Explorer Post 1601 for your generous donation to provide healin...
12/20/2019

Our community is the best! Thank you to Mansfield Police Explorer Post 1601 for your generous donation to provide healing services to child abuse victims! #thankful #donorsrock

Exciting news out of Lake Worth Police Dept! Alliance For Children was present at the induction of Chief J.T. Manoushagi...
12/18/2019

Exciting news out of Lake Worth Police Dept! Alliance For Children was present at the induction of Chief J.T. Manoushagian as the new Chief of Lake Worth PD. Our partners work tirelessly every day to serve families and help Tarrant County child abuse victims.

12/17/2019

A HUGE THANKS to our donors and volunteers for making this year's Christmas Connection possible. With your help, we were able to serve over 550 children. We are overjoyed by the commitment of our community to support Tarrant County child abuse victims and their siblings this Christmas.

Staff and partners from our Northwest center had their Christmas party today. They had a blast! The Northwest center is ...
12/16/2019

Staff and partners from our Northwest center had their Christmas party today. They had a blast! The Northwest center is in Lakeside, which is in between Lake Worth and Azle.

Teaching children how to self-regulate is vital for their mental health. Here are 30 games and activities you can practi...
12/16/2019
30 Games and Activities for Self-Regulation - The Inspired Treehouse

Teaching children how to self-regulate is vital for their mental health. Here are 30 games and activities you can practice with your child to enhance their self-regulation skills. #mentalhealth

How can you support the development of self-regulation in kids? This huge resource is full of self-regulation games, information, books, and more!

Our friends at Lake Worth Police Dept donated to our Christmas Connection this morning. We are so grateful for our partn...
12/13/2019

Our friends at Lake Worth Police Dept donated to our Christmas Connection this morning. We are so grateful for our partners -- we couldn't do this work without you!

Things are warming up at our Christmas Connection! This event serves children and their families by providing gifts for ...
12/11/2019

Things are warming up at our Christmas Connection! This event serves children and their families by providing gifts for child victims and their siblings who are in need.

Fun contests at our holiday party! Who do you think had the best drawing?
12/09/2019

Fun contests at our holiday party! Who do you think had the best drawing?

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908 Southland Ave
Fort Worth, TX
76104

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allianceforchildren.org Volunteer: allianceforchildren.org/volunteer Donate: allianceforchildren.ejoinme.org/makeadonation

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(817) 335-7172

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Alliance For Children, a nonprofit organization, operates child friendly centers in Tarrant County. Within each of the centers, detectives and Child Protective Services investigators work together to protect the child victim. As a team they piece together what has happened and take steps to ensure that the child is not victimized again. Alliance For Children has been serving abused children in Tarrant County since 1992. Over the years, more than 58,000 children have entered an Alliance For Children center looking for hope and healing.

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Thank you, AFC, for allowing White Beard's BBQ to serve you this week! It was our honor and pleasure. We appreciate your work for the children and continually pray for you, them and all of their families.
How can we partner with your ministry
The Cookie Room is supporting Alliance buy selling sampler bags to raise funds for a wonderful organiztion. Place your order, pay your donation and get your cookies.
The goal and mission of this group is remarkable, especially because this is the only non-profit organization in your county! My awareness of the issue of child abuse began with a film I just watch called #WhatHauntsUs. This film's focus is on sexual abuse within the school system. It exposes a predator that had the chance to abuse 50+ students. This type of abuse should also be brought to attention to help these children heal and recover. If you are interested in the documentary its available on SVOD:
#Silenceendshere
The Crowley Lions Club really enjoyed the presentation from Shellie at Alliance for Children. Scary to know so many children are abused in just Tarrant County, but good to know Alliance for Children is there to help them!
Have you heard? Alliance For Children is in the running for Hulafrog Fort Worth Southwest's Most Loved Local Charity! Spread the word and vote! Good Luck!
I had to take my son to do testing and they used a windmill for one of the testing. All the testes came back good!!
Today we wore blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month! at Life High School Waxahachie 💙
The Junior League of Arlington is making great progress towards their child abuse prevention goal but can still use your help. If you'd like to buy a pinwheel to help click here: