WHO WE ARE

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (The Center) is the 501c3 nonprofit arm of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS).

Maintaining dedication and the highest integrity, The Center is focused on providing Texas child, youth, and family service agencies with the knowledge, skills, and ability they need to provide high-quality services in their communities. Staying on the forefront of innovation and best practices while also anticipating issues and areas of concern, The Center strives to accomplish our mission through trainings, consultations, education, and academic research. Informed by this work, the Center additionally undertakes targeted and strategic initiatives to address the most pressing issues facing the care and services for at-risk children, youth, and families in Texas.

For more information, please email info@txcentercfs.org.

TACFS was formed in 1975 by mission-driven direct care organizations to strengthen the care, services, and practices for at-risk children, youth, and families. It achieves this mission through education and training, collaboration, and advocacy. The Center is the 501c3 nonprofit arm of TACFS.



WHAT WE DO

Training and Consultation: The Center designs and implements training using evidence-based best practices that are grounded in research. Our goal in training and consultation is to help member organizations best serve vulnerable children, youth, and families. The Center offers formal workshops and conferences, as well as customized consultation. Training and consultation includes:

  • Emerging issues
  • Organizational excellence
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Change management
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Program evaluation and implementation support

Best Practices: We work with organizations, agencies, and associations that support Texas’ most vulnerable children and provide guidance on best practices for working with biological families, capacity building, supporting youth that age out of foster care, and trauma informed practices.

Education and Research: Education and academic research provide a firm foundation for sound policymaking and effective implementation of high-quality services for Texas foster care children. The Center draws from the latest state and national child welfare trends, as well as evidenced-based practices in providing services to children and families affected by abuse and neglect. The Center’s work includes the development and dissemination of this information to direct-care organizations and public and private partners.


Maintaining dedication and the highest integrity, the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies offers trainings, consultations, education, and academic research to improve the quality and care for at-risk children, youth, and families. 

Informed by this work, the Center undertakes targeted and strategic initiatives to address the most pressing issues facing the care and services for at-risk children, youth, and families in Texas.

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409 W 13th St. Austin, TX 78701 


info@txcentercfs.org

(512) 892-2683


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