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)...

Family First Prevention Services Act
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Family First Prevention Services Act

Congress passed the Family First Prevention Services Act in February 2018. This law restructures the child welfare funding that the Department of Family and Protective Services uses to pay for services for children in foster care and other services for families. DFPS recently published a summary of the new law and will continue to post...

Training and Education
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Training and Education

Email the Chair The Training and Education Committee of the Texas Foster Family Association identifies areas of training for its members, the vetting child-welfare experts to provide such training and ensure these opportunities are offered in various formats.  The committee believes that training is the foundation for creating a positive home environment where children thrive....

Scholarship
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Scholarship

Email the Chair The purpose of the scholarship committee is to advise the Board of Directors of the Texas Foster Family Association on the awarding of scholarships. Committee Objective Duties and responsibilities of the Scholarship Committee include: Review all scholarship applications received by the Texas Foster Family Association Issue written reports to the Board of...