Legislative Update
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Legislative Update

Budget Update We are closing in on the budget process. While the state budget will most likely not be finalized for another month or so, this week the Senate voted out its version of the budget. Now we await to see who will be on conference committees to discuss and finalize the budget for the...

The Texas Senate needs to hear from YOU
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The Texas Senate needs to hear from YOU

Public hearing February 6 – come to Austin and speak up for children! It has often been said: “A budget is a moral document.” It’s true. If the agencies and proven community programs dedicated to the health and well-being of children who have been maltreated – and those that prevent maltreatment – are to function effectively, they...

Office of Consumer Relations
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Office of Consumer Relations

The Office of Consumer Relations (OCR) handles complaints about specific cases relating to DFPS program policy. We are here to help you, and you can trust us to fairly review your complaints. The DFPS programs include: Adult Protective Services In Home Services Child Protective Investigations Child Protective Services Child Care Investigations Texas Abuse Hotline The...

STAR Health Program Feedback Request
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STAR Health Program Feedback Request

/ HHSC Seeks Input From Stakeholders The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks input from stakeholders on their experiences with the STAR Health Program and suggestions for future programmatic improvements and administration of the program.  A survey is available until November 18, 2018, at the following link:  http://bit.ly/STARHealthSurvey The survey provides a means for stakeholders and subject...

HHSC Awards $2M in Grants for High-Needs Children in Foster Care
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HHSC Awards $2M in Grants for High-Needs Children in Foster Care

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $2 million in grant funds to four nonprofit organizations and one Local Mental Health Authority in Texas. Funding will go to increase access to targeted case management and psychiatric rehabilitative services for high-needs children in the foster care system. The 85th Legislature authorized funding...

Next Steps: Live
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Next Steps: Live

The Texas Foster Care Association is excited to announce that our partnership with Orphan Care Solutions of Texas a new opportunity for all our members.  We will be streaming LIVE all of our breakout session at the Next Steps Conference.  Go to UScreen to sign up! You have two options: You can pay a one time...

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.