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forensic resources

Kevin S. Weatherly, Ph.D. makes no endorsement, nor claim for the reliability or efficacy of any of the following services or subsequent pages they may recommend. They are among a number of useful resources available via the Internet, and the user must judge for him or herself their ultimate usefulness. The links below are provided as a starting point for seeking additional information.

​(with thanks to Dr. Aaron Robb, Forensic Counseling Services and Bradley Craig, LMSW, Between Two Homes, LLC)

Professional Training Mailing List

The North Texas Families in Transition Professional Workgroup has mailing lists for both legal and mental health professionals interested in training opportunities. You can sign up on the 'Events' page on their web site, where they also list training opportunities their members are involved with.

Professional organization pages

AFCC - The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Texas Chapter of AFCC

APSAC - The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

The Licensed Professional Counselor Homepage

The National Board for Certified Counselors

Prevent Child Abuse Texas

The Supervised Visitation Network

North Texas Families in Transition Professional Workgroup

Domestic Violence, Victim's Assistance, and Child Abuse

The National Hotline- Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services. 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Texas Council on Family Violence - 512-794-1133The Texas Council on Family Violence promotes safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from domestic violence. 
Dallas Domestic Violence Resources - resource for Dallas and surrounding areas for Domestic Violence information.

Child Protective Services, For reports of abuse or neglect.

Child Guidance Center, Services include Therapy Based Services, Collaborative Programs, Family and Community Education Program, Case management Services, Permanency Planning, Professional Training, Internship Opportunities, and a Volunteer Program 214-351-3490

The Family Place, The Family place hotline, 214.941.1991, offers 24-hour crisis counseling, information and referral for victims of family violence. The mission of The Family Place has been to eliminate family violence through intervention and proactive prevention, extensive community education, advocacy and assistance for victims and their families.

Safe Haven- exists to eliminate domestic violence in Tarrant County by sheltering victims, by assisting victims to overcome and escape abusive relationships, and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education.

Genesis Women's Shelter- To provide quality safety and shelter to battered women and their children through crisis intervention and short-term crisis therapeutics and to reduce the occurrence of domestic violence in the Greater Dallas Area.

Texas Runaway Hotline - 1-888-580-HELP (4357)

Drug and Alcohol Information

Texas Department of State Health, Substance abuse hotline. 1-877-966-3784

National Clearing House for Drug and Alcohol Information, 1-800-729-6686

Grief and Loss

The Warm Place-The WARM Place is a grief support center for children, ages three to eighteen, and their families, who have experienced the death of someone they love in Tarrant County.

Journey of Hope Grief Support Center- The mission of the Journey of Hope Grief Support Center is to provide support at no cost for children, teens and their families as they learn to mourn the death of their loved one in a safe, caring and nurturing


The Compassionate Friends- The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees.


Supervised Visitation Centers

Forensic Counseling Services- Forensic Counseling Services is a member of the Supervised Visitation Network and is committed to providing services that meet and exceed recognized professional standards for supervised visitation.

FLP Faith and Liberty's Place facilitate visitation with the non-custodial parent.

Family Resource Center of Texas- Serving East Texas.



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Tarrant County 
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Note: Not responsible for the listed sites' content, claims or representations.

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