Child abuse is defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as any recent act or failure to act on that results in a child’s serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, exploitation or death.
GPISD Counselors provide staff trainings to promote awareness and proper reporting procedures for all forms of child abuse. Because the law mandates any person who reasonably suspects that a child is a victim of abuse or neglect to report to the police or via the Texas Child Abuse Hotline, trainings are updated annually and information is always available in each campus counselor’s office.
To report Child Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services: 1-800-252-5400
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Human trafficking is a reality around the world, and prevalent right here in the United States. Human trafficking takes many forms, including sex trafficking, forced labor and domestic servitude. Women, men, girls and boys are all victims in the United States, and the problem continues to grow.