News & Events

News and Stories

Former Foster Youth Becomes an Advocate

Sep 11 2020
It is not uncommon, but still it’s impressive: Former foster care youth of...

The Child Welfare Landscape in Region 7

Sep 8 2020
Informing a coordinated approach to caring for children and families under Commu...

TACFS Statement on the Foster Care Lawsuit

Sep 4 2020
Texas’ children must be at the center of this process. The children in the...

Get to Know a TACFS Partner: National Council on Crime & Delinquency

Aug 28 2020
Meet Erin Espinosa, PhD Senior Researcher at the National Council on Crime &...

Research in Action: Identifying Trust Building Techniques

Aug 31 2020
Building trust with youth is a critical part of providing effective services. Pr...

The Need for Foster Care During a Pandemic

Aug 24 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the difficult work of serving children in the chi...

Coping with Stress During a Pandemic

Aug 17 2020
A package of online resources for child serving professionals...

TACFS Publishes the "CBC Response to COVID-19"

Aug 12 2020
As part of the Texas’ safety net, child welfare does not stop or even slow...

TACFS Publishes Breakdown of Senate COVID-19 Bill For Community Organizations

Jul 29 2020
While the House unveiled its fifth piece of COVID legislation back in May, the S...

Get to Know a TACFS Partner: The University of Texas Medical Branch, ​Center for Violence Prevention

Jul 29 2020
As a team of diverse and passionate researchers, Dr. Wood and the UTMB team are ...

Upcoming TACFS Events

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September

Families Facing the Future (FFF)

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies is excited to host a 3-day, FREE, ...

28
September

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies is excited to host a 12-hour, FREE...

29
September

Families Facing the Future (FFF)

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies is excited to host a 3-day, FREE, ...

30
September

Families Facing the Future (FFF)

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies is excited to host a 3-day, FREE, ...

12
October

TACFS Data Visualization Series (TACFS members only)

The Texas Alliance continues the STaRC Knowledge Community Series...

16
October

Texas Training Connection Monthly Training Series

TACFS members, their staff, foster and adoptive parents, and CASAs are invited t...

9
November

TACFS Data Visualization Series (TACFS members only)

The Texas Alliance continues the STaRC Knowledge Community Series...

16
November

Texas Training Connection Monthly Training Series

TACFS members, their staff, foster and adoptive parents, and CASAs are invited t...

16
December

Texas Training Connection Monthly Training Series

TACFS members, their staff, foster and adoptive parents, and CASAs are invited t...