According to the Texas Family Code, abuse of a child includes: Physical injury to a child that results in significant harm or the threat of significant harm. Child abuse and child maltreatment causes emotional or mental harm to a child that results in observable and substantial damage to the child's development or psychological functioning.
The links below provide more detailed information, prevention, and reporting for child abuse and child maltreatment.
Detailed information on the responsibilities and the process for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect is accessible on the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) website. Resources include tools and information specifically designed for school personnel.