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Posted by on Jan 5, 2015

Sponsorship Opportunities Contact Information: Roy Block, Executive Director of the Texas Foster Family Association [26326 Cedro San Antonio, TX 78260 – Phone: 210-394-7933 /...

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TX Foster Care Bill Signed, Pre-K Passed, and More

Posted by on May 22, 2015

With 10 days left in the legislative session, we have plenty of children’s policy updates to share with you, and a request to contact your legislators before they vote on...

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FREE Ski Camp for Foster Youth ..In Three Locations (in Tx) – Sign Up NOW!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015

It’s time to start making plans for one of the most fun events of Summer 2015–Skiin’ with the Galilean (SWTG)!  As they’ve done since 1999, SWTG Volunteers...

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Enjoy our newest issue of the F.O.C.U.S.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015

Read the latest issue of the TFFA magazine. In this publication we cover current legislative issues, articles of interest, and upcoming events and education opportunities. Previous...

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Recent Posts

TX Foster Care Bill Signed, Pre-K Passed, and More

TX Foster Care Bill Signed, Pre-K Passed, and More

With 10 days left in the legislative session, we have plenty of children’s policy updates to share with you, and a request to contact your legislators before they vote on combining three health and human services agencies into one mega-agency. But, let’s start with some very good news. Governor Abbott signed the bill we’ve been pushing for...

Three Things That Make Sibling Squabbles Worse

Three Things That Make Sibling Squabbles Worse

Three Things That Make Sibling Squabbles Worse Tip—Children whose parents honor and nurture their individual differences feel less competitive toward siblings or other children, even if they are jealous at times. Tools—Parent educator Kathryn Kvols, author of “Redirecting Children’s Behavior,” offers helpful feedback on three common parenting...

Are You Ready for the Hurricane Season?

Are You Ready for the Hurricane Season?

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Tropical hurricanes are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical hurricanes, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The National...

TX Licensing/Regulations meeting…6/17/15 @ 8:00 AM

TX Licensing/Regulations meeting…6/17/15 @ 8:00 AM

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 17 at 8:00 a.m. in the 1st Floor Public Meeting Room (125E) of TDLR’s North Campus, located at 1106 Clayton Lane in Austin. The agenda will be posted on TDLR’s web site when it is set. The meeting will also be broadcast live on TDLR’s web site. Share...

Webinar – 5.28.15 : The Impact of Social Media & Technology

Webinar – 5.28.15 : The Impact of Social Media & Technology

CWLA Webinar The Impact of Social Media and Technology on Our Most Vulnerable Population Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT This webinar will provide an introduction to the impact of social media and technology on today’s society. It acknowledges the positive advancements that have been made yet poses thought provoking dialogue about the dangers...

Please Watch the Kids over the Memorial Day Week-end

16 children have drowned in Texas this year, and now widespread rain and the risk of flooding is adding to the danger over the long Memorial Day Weekend. DFPS Commissioner John Specia issued a news release urging all Texans to watch kids around water and keep them safe. FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact a DFPS Media Specialist Friday, May 22, 2015 Watch Kids Around...

Experienced Twitter Users…Scholarship Opportunity

Experienced Twitter Users…Scholarship Opportunity

EXPERIENCED TWITTER USERS with FOSTER CARE EXPERTISE WANTED for @FFTATFC #fftaconf in Denver Colorado The Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA) invites experienced social media users to apply for our Twitter Ambassador Scholarship. The Twitter Ambassador selected must be available to attend the Summer Conference August 2-5, 2015 in Denver, Colorado...

Adoption Tax Credit News: Your HELP is Needed

Adoption Tax Credit News: Your HELP is Needed

Dear Adoption Tax Credit Working Group: We need your help! The Senate Finance Committee has convened five working groups to make recommendations on reforming the tax code. One of the working groups is responsible for examining the individual income tax provisions, which would include the adoption tax credit. Each working group is charged with making...

Letter of Appreciation from Tx Commissioner, Judge Spacia

Letter of Appreciation from Tx Commissioner, Judge Spacia

Commissioner John J. Specia, Jr. May 20, 2015   To: All Foster Families in Texas Parenting Children and Youth in Our Care. Dear Foster Family: I always look forward to the month of May because it is National Foster Care Month. In Texas foster parents are caring for more than 30,000 children and youth in the state’s conservatorship. I want to personally...

National Foster Care Month/ Legislative UpDate

National Foster Care Month/ Legislative UpDate

May Is National Foster Care Month White House Sponsors Discussion on Prevention of Foster Care On Friday morning May 15, the White House sponsored a forum that focused attention on the topic of preventing placement of children in foster care. The discussion included more than 60 individuals representing national organizations (including the Child Welfare League...