FAMILY FIRST ACT
Family first Act Resources
COMMUNITY BASED CARE
Community Based Care (CBC), formerly known as Foster Care Redesign is a community-based approach to meeting the individual and unique needs of children, youth, and families in the foster care system. Within a geographic service area, a single contractor (officially a Single Source Continuum Contractor or SSCC) is responsible for finding foster homes or other living arrangements for children in state care and providing them a full continuum of services.
The SSCC is held to performance standards that promote the health, safety, and well-being of children, such as keeping children close to home, keeping sibling groups together, and achieving permanency.
TACFS has created this brochure to help educate communities and organizations about Community Based Care in Texas.
For more information, please visit the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services' Community Based Care webpage.
We believe the stories of our members and the children and families they serve are a critical voice in our advocacy efforts. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TACFS members can find more advocacy resources, such as legislative district and contact information here.
Post- 86th Legislative session Resources
86th Legislature Tool Kit
Read our comprehensive packet filled with recommendations for child welfare professionals moving forward post-session.
86th Legislature Key Bills
A series of key bills passed during the 86th Legislature that will impact child welfare throughout Texas. Read our breakdown on bills affecting transitional living, licensing, kinship care, and more.
86th Legislature Budget Update
Click here to view our synopsis on how the budgeting decisions of the 86th Legislative Session impacted the fields: prevention, youth services, community based care, adoption, foster care and more.
Foster Care/Residential Child Care Rate Proposal
Our recommendations were drafted through the lens of how to build capacity in the foster care system, so it meets the current demand, as well as ensure positive outcomes for children and youth in conservatorship of the state. In order to safeguard these outcomes, the proposal lists seven things must be addressed in the foster care system.
The Alliances 2019 Legislative Priorities include requests that the Legislature consider appropriately adjusting the foster care rate methodology to more accurately adapt to the growing and changing needs of foster care, to adequately support and fund a continuum of services including prevention, family preservation, post-adoption, youth services, and funding the continuation of CBC.
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