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Be A TFFA Sponsor

Posted by on May 24, 2012

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

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News to Know

CPS Transformation in Texas

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

DFPS released a new report on its plans and progress on CPS Transformation. Transformation is a rigorous self-improvement process to make Child Protective Services a better place...

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Alerts!

DFPS response to Ebola Virus

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

A message to providers and families regarding the DFPS response to Ebola Virus Even though the Ebola virus is not currently and may never become a direct threat to the vast...

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Podcast

Ginny Judson, guest on Dr. John DeGarmo’s Radio Program

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Texas’ own, the wonderful Ginny Judson, was a guest on this week’s Foster Talk with Dr. John. If you missed the show, click on the link to listen to the archive...

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Recent Posts

TFFA Uses Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE TEXAS FOSTER FAMILY ASSOCIATION When is the last time you went to the Yellow Pages to find a service or company? It’s a new world! People don’t use traditional outreach/marketing such as direct mailers. It’s time to jump on the social media engagement bandwagon!!  If we don’t engage in conversations on social media, we risk losing...

DFPS response to Ebola Virus

A message to providers and families regarding the DFPS response to Ebola Virus Even though the Ebola virus is not currently and may never become a direct threat to the vast majority of DFPS clients, providers and foster families, we urge caregivers to respect this potential hazard just as we would respect the risk of any potential emergency situation. This...

CPS Transformation in Texas

DFPS released a new report on its plans and progress on CPS Transformation. Transformation is a rigorous self-improvement process to make Child Protective Services a better place to work and more effective for the people it serves. Read the report Share this:SharePrintEmailLike this:Like...

Types of Social Cues

By Lexi Walters Wright At a Glance Social cues are the signals people send through body language and expressions. Many kids with social skills issues have trouble picking up on social cues. When kids miss social cues, they can misunderstand people and situations. When someone rolls her eyes, winks when she’s saying something or uses a sarcastic tone of voice,...

Promote Human Trafficking Awareness

There is a new training resource available to promote human trafficking awareness and prevention. The Attorney General’s (AG) office was charged by the 83rd Texas Legislature in HB 1272 to work with TEA to develop a training toolkit for Texas educators. The AG’s office coordinated with numerous subject-matter experts, including state and national leaders. Here...

Accessing Workforce Solutions Services

Please see attached documents from CPS Assistant Commissioner Lisa Black regarding the importance of coordinating with The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and youth ages 16 and older about the provision of transitional living services, including resources available, and benefits of utilizing services. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND...