Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

April 25, 2014

FOCUSING ON CHILD ABUSE

Children’s Advocacy Center to celebrate opening


Mineral Wells Index

— As National Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close, Palo Pinto County will open one of Texas’ newest child advocacy centers, the Children’s Alliance Center for Palo Pinto County.

On Tuesday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., citizens are invited to help the CACPPC, 204 S.E. 3rd Ave., celebrate and bless its renovated facility. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by an open house with light refreshments.

Joining the celebration will be CACPPC president and Palo Pinto County District Attorney Mike Burns, State Rep. Jim Keffer and other dignitaries. The Travis Elementary Cadets will contribute their musical talents. All those present will be invited to encircle the building in prayer, led by local pastors and board members Pam Holt and William Eudy.

The Children’s Alliance Center will work with Child Protective Services, law enforcement, prosecutors, and medical and mental health professionals who will meet regularly as a multidisciplinary team to corroboratively review and track child-abuse investigations.