The Child Advocacy Center of Hidalgo and Starr Counties (CACHSC) is pleased to announce the upcoming 7th Annual Joining Forces Conference, scheduled for September 2023 and dedicated to furthering the development of our multi-disciplinary teams in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. 

This conference will provide a unique opportunity for professionals involved in investigating and advocating for crimes against children to expand their knowledge and skills in building protective factors and strengthening the families we serve.

Keep reading to learn more about the conference and why it’s held, and then register for the event so you can join us to receive training on combatting child abuse in our community.

Building a Better Tomorrow: The 7th Annual Joining Forces Conference

The primary objective of this event is to equip multidisciplinary team members in our community with the necessary knowledge and tools to create a lasting positive impact on the well-being of children and families. By attending the Joining Forces Conference, professionals in the field will gain valuable insights into the latest strategies and approaches to enhance protective factors and strengthen families. This knowledge will enable attendees to better serve and support the families in our community who are in need. 

Through collaborative and shared learning, we aim to empower our multidisciplinary teams to address the unique challenges surrounding crimes against children and work towards building a brighter and safer future for families in Hidalgo and Starr Counties.

Attendees of the conference will also have the chance to earn Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCLO) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) hours, ensuring professional growth and recognition for their participation. 

How We Work To Join Forces to Combat Child Abuse at CACHSC

One of the key concepts at the heart of the Joining Forces Conference is a cooperation between various organizations and agencies to better combat the issue of child abuse in the Rio Grande Valley. Before these groups coordinated their efforts, it was much more difficult to adequately address individual cases of abuse. Now, there are two services that CACHSC provides to help bridge that gap and improve community response to abuse:

CACHSC Joint-Investigation Coordination

Joint-Investigation Coordination is one of the essential services that CACHSC provides to the children who enter our care. Through this approach, we bring together the work and information gathered by a variety of powerful groups, including law enforcement, to meet abuse via a coordinated front. 

The CACHSC Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Case Reviews

At CACHSC, we use a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing abuse cases. During this process, each case is carefully reviewed by a team of professionals working together to investigate points of concern. This team can be made up of law enforcement officers, attorneys, social workers, and medical professionals for both physical and mental health.

Support Children and Your Community by Supporting CACHSC

This September, you can join us for the 7th Annual Joining Forces Conference to ensure you’re equipped to help support the children in your community. Learn about the modern techniques agencies and groups use to fight abuse, and gain insights into the cooperation that’s so essential to that fight.

Register today to save your spot at the 7th Annual Joining Forces Conference. Start making a difference in your community today by supporting CACHSC.

Register now to join us at the 7th Annual Joining Forces Conference to learn more about the work we do to support children and combat abuse.