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For information about the various resources and services provided by organizations within Galveston County and the surrounding area, please view the Galveston County Children and Youth Services Directory.

For information and local contacts regarding foster care and adoption, please view the Dept. of Family & Protective Services Requirements for Foster Care/Adoption.

External Resources

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Site provides resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse and strengthening families.

Prevent Child Abuse America: Site provides information about the national campaign to prevent child abuse and techniques on preventing abuse of children.

ESCAPE Family Resource Center: Site provides information on the effects of child abuse in the community and parenting classes that are available in Houston area.

Help For Parents / Hope For Kids: Site provides information about detecting child abuse, reporting child abuse and the foster care system.

National Fatherhood Initiative: Site provides helpful information for fathers to gain fathers' rights and opportunities to parent their children.

Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services: Site provides information about detecting child abuse, reporting child abuse and the foster care system.

Texas Health & Human Services Commission: Site provides information on Medicaid, CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) and Food Stamps for Texas children and families.

Texas Dept. of State Health: Site provides information on medical services, WIC, newborn screenings and other available services for families and children provided by the State.

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