Next Steps:  TFFA Conference
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Next Steps: TFFA Conference

Join the Texas Foster Family Association for our annual Next Steps retention conference in The Woodlands on October 5 and 6 at the Church Project, 295 Sawdust Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77380 Childcare Available Childcare is available for Friday evening and Saturday for the full conference.  Please select the number of children during your registration.  You will not have...

Conversations with CASA
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Conversations with CASA

In the latest episode of Conversations with CASA, Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs and Director of the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team Andrea Sparks discuss the high-risk children and youth in foster care face of being victims of human trafficking, and what CASA can do to prevent youth from being exploited.

DFPS Foster Care Needs Assessment
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DFPS Foster Care Needs Assessment

This report, which DFPS produces annually, gives the agency and its stakeholder’s vital information to more strategically build capacity in each community. Texas is among many states seeking solutions to secure and maintain placement resources for children. This assessment charts a strategic pathway for communities to develop the new capacity that meets children’s needs and...

Important Information for Judges and Attorneys Handling CPS Cases
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Important Information for Judges and Attorneys Handling CPS Cases

The Relative and Other Designated Caregiver Program Effective September 1, 2017, the Department of Family and Protective Services enhanced its Relative and Other Designated Caregiver Program (RODC), which previously provided eligible kinship caregivers with a small amount of funds to help care for children placed in their care by DFPS. House Bill 4, passed by the...

DFPS “3 in 30” Program Information and Implementation Schedule
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DFPS “3 in 30” Program Information and Implementation Schedule

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children and youth in foster care have significant medical needs. For example, Up to 80% of children enter foster care with at least one medical problem. 30% of children come into foster care with a chronic medical condition. Up to 80% of children and adolescents enter foster care with a...

DFPS Publishes Strategic Plan
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DFPS Publishes Strategic Plan

On September 1, 2017, DFPS became a stand-alone state agency in accordance with House Bill 5, passed during the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature. Prior to that, DFPS was part of the Health and Human Services Commission and submitted reports and strategic plans in conjunction with other HHSC agencies. Moving forward, DFPS will prepare...

Community Based Care Contract in Region 2
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Community Based Care Contract in Region 2

Today, DFPS is pleased to announce that we have made a contract award in Region 2 in our continued implementation of Community Based Care. DFPS is awarding a contract to 2INgage, a new partnership between Texas Family Initiative LLC and New Horizons Ranch and Center Inc., to serve as the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC)...