Resources for Families

Information on this page is offered as informational and referral only. Phone numbers and services may change without notice. Inclusion of an organization or service provider is neither an endorsement nor a guarantee that services will be provided. Some providers and organizations have fees and charges for their services and those are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

      Texas Family Code: CHAPTER 151. RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

       

      151.001. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PARENT

        1. A parent of a child has the following rights and duties: 
          1. the right to have physical possession, to direct the moral and religious training, and to designate the residence of the child; 
          2. the duty of care, control, protection, and reasonable discipline of the child; 
          3. the duty to support the child, including providing the child with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care, and education; 
          4. the duty, except when a guardian of the child’s estate has been appointed, to manage the estate of the child, including the right as an agent of the child to act in relation to the child’s estate if the child’s action is required by a state, the United States, or a foreign government; 
          5. except as provided by Section 264.0111, the right to the services and earnings of the child; 
          6. the right to consent to the child’s marriage, enlistment in the armed forces of the United States, medical and dental care, and psychiatric, psychological, and surgical treatment; 
          7. the right to represent the child in legal action and to make other decisions of substantial legal significance concerning the child; 
          8. the right to receive and give receipt for payments for the support of the child and to hold or disburse funds for the benefit of the child; 
          9. the right to inherit from and through the child; 
          10. the right to make decisions concerning the child’s education; and 
          11. any other right or duty existing between a parent and child by virtue of law. 
        2. The duty of a parent to support his or her child exists while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the school year in which the child graduates.
        3. A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is liable to a person who provides necessaries to those to whom support is owed. 
        4. The rights and duties of a parent are subject to:
          1. a court order affecting the rights and duties; 
          2. an affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights; and 
          3. an affidavit by the parent designating another person or agency to act as managing conservator. 
        5. Only the following persons may use corporal punishment for the reasonable discipline of a child: 
          1. a parent or grandparent of the child; 
          2. a stepparent of the child who has the duty of control and reasonable discipline of the child; and 
          3. an individual who is a guardian of the child and who has the duty of control and reasonable discipline of the child. 

        Area Referrals for Families

        Counseling Services: Listed counseling centers, hospitals, shelters, and treatment facilities can work with children and teens individually and with their families. Parents must call and inquire about programs, fees, qualifications, and methods of payment accepted. Information listed here is informational and referral only, not a recommendation by the Roanoke Police Department. Parents must evaluate programs and their suitability for themselves and their children. 

        Parents have the duty of care, control, protection and reasonable discipline of their children. They have the duty to support the child, including providing the child with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care, and education. The duty of a parent to support his/her child exists while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the school year in which the child graduates. A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is liable to a person who provides necessaries to those whom support is owed.

        Youth Services   
        ACH Child & Family Services 817-335-4673
        Alliance for Children (Tarrant County) 817-427-3110
        Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline 800-252-5400
        Journey to Dream 469-470-2382
        Lena Pope Home 817-255-2500
        National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline 866-331-9474
        Runaway Hotline 888-580-4357
        The Trevor Project 866-488-7386

        Mental Health/Counseling   
        Arc of Denton County 800-375-4520
        Excel Center (Lewisville) 972-906-5522
        Lewisville Counseling Services 469-645-1375
        Mesa Springs 817-292-4600
        817-678-1261
        MHMR-Denton County 940-381-5000
        MHMR-Tarrant County 800-866-2465
        NextGen Counseling PLLC 940-228-2171
        Sundance Behavioral Health 817-583-8080

        Food/Clothing/Essentials  
        Roanoke Food Pantry 817-491-4451

         Domestic/Family Violence  
        Denton County Friends of the Family 800-572-4031
        Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
        Family Violence Legal Line 800-374-4673
        One Safe Place (Tarrant County) 817-916-4323
        Safe Haven (Tarrant County) 877-701-7233
        The Family Place (Dallas) 214-941-1991