SAVE THESE DATES!

Save the Date: TFFA’s Winter Growth Training – “Gettin’ Back in my Fostering Groove “ Date: February 10-11, 2017. This year we will be at the Emerald Beach Hotel in BEAUTIFUL Corpus Christi, Texas [1102 South Shoreline Blvd, Corpus...

One Scholarships – Endless Opportunities

The Horatio Alger Association The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher...

Youth Empowerment Service YES WAIVER for Youth in CVS

Effective IMMEDIATELY Centers for Medicare and Medicaid approved the Yes Waiver amendment extending eligibility to children and adolescents in DFPS conservatorship. Youth Empowerment Services (YES) serves to prevent or reduce institutionalization of children and...

CWLA News

monitor-cwla-september-12 September 12, 2016 CHILDREN’S MONITOR Become A Member 727 15th St NW, 12 Floor, Washington DC, 20005 September 12, 2016 — Senate Pushes December 9 CR, Early Departure There appeared to be progress in appropriations discussions after the...

Save the Date

Save the date:  June 21-24, 2017 –  attend the 2017 Annual Education Convention in Houston, TX at the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel! Follow NFPA on our Facebook page Subscribe to the NFPA’s bi-weekly e-newsletter – The Informer Order your copy of...

Music Classes for the WHOLE family!

ACMS is a non-profit community music school located here in Austin. We have offerings for all ages, from infant to adults, but one of our specialties is Early Childhood Music education. We offer family classes which are attended by children between the ages of 6 weeks...

National Foster Parent Association is Coming to Texas

The National Foster Family Association is coming to Texas for their 2017 Conference ‘BIG and BRIGHT’ – NFPA 2017 – Deep In the Heart of Texas Mark your calendar for June 21-24 2017, at the Marriott WestChase Hotel in Houston Visit their website for event...

Training/Conference NEWS

The Texas Foster Family Association NEXT training event will be held on October 7-8, 2016. This event will be held at the Parkhills Baptist Church [17747 San Pedro [US Hwy 281/San Antonio, Texas 78232] Our Hotel block is at the Hyatt Place [1610 E. Sonterra Blvd./San...

ReDesign Update – Region 3b

Please follow this link (or the ReDesign UpDate link below) to view the presentation by Wayne Carson, Chief Executive Officer of ACH Child and Family Services, that was delivered at the recent Roundtable meeting. He presented on Foster Care Redesign in Region 3b....

CPS Turnover Crisis in Dallas

Dallas Morning News: So many Dallas CPS investigators have quit, state has to bring in backups from other areas Please read this excellent, in-depth report by the Dallas Morning News’ Bob Garrett on Child Protective Services’ employee turnover crisis in...

Legislative Update

Appropriations Will Be Front And Center, But CR More Likely With Congress returning and approximately 27 to 24 potential days in session for the House and Senate before their summer break, appropriations bills are likely to be the prime focus. That leaves little space...

CWLA Reform

Click for pdf of this information: Take-the-Next-Step-in-Child-Welfare-Services-Reform

BIG News at Texas CPS

I am so pleased to announce two selections of new leadership for the Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) team. Kim Gibbons is the new Director of Field Operations for CPS.  Ms. Gibbons has over 23 years of experience with CPS. She started as a CPS investigator in...

FREE Camp for Kids

We still have several spots for teen boy’s and a few spots for the teen girls age 12 to 15 years old. Please communicate to CPS workers and foster parents this great opportunity. This is a FREE sleep over camp specifically designed for foster teens. Teen Reach...

Summer Camp Option

We still have space available on some of our Skiin’ with the Galilean camp days. Skiin’ with the Galilean 2016 Free Water Ski Day Camp for Foster Kids Marble Falls – June 8 or June 9 Lake Athens – July 21 Limited spaces still available! For...

How to Organize Anything in 5 Easy Steps

http://www.hometalk.com/15610015/how-to-organize-anything-in-5-easy-steps?utm_medium=facebook&date=20160415 You may not know this about me, but I’m a process person. I love to find the easiest process to complete a task and find joy in repeating the task over and...

Reasons Students Need a High School Diploma

Education Newsletter – March 2016 FINAL #6 A high school diploma keeps students in good company! 81% of Texans have a high school diploma* [*2010 US Census] #5 What an Achievement! Earning a high school diploma is viewed by employers is viewed by employers as a...