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.

texas Center BOARD

Dan Adams, Texas Center Board Chair
President and CEO
Cal Farley’s
Amarillo, Texas

Gary Duke
Tyler, Texas

Vikki Finley
President and CEO 
Arms Wide Adoption Agency
Houston, Texas

Ted Keyser
Executive Director
Helping Hand Home for Children
Austin, Texas

Tara Rousett
SJRC Texas
New Braunfels, Texas

Paula Tucker
Boysville, Inc.
San Antonio, Texas


(512) 892-2683

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