Texas Foster Family Association

Fostering Families Fostering Futures

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Love your neighbor’s children as your own.

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Why My Family Doesn’t Do Sleepovers

Why My Family Doesn’t Do Sleepovers Tim Challies James Dobson believes that children should not participate in sleepovers. ‘The world has changed’, he says, ‘and has become too dangerous to allow your children out of your sight for so... read more

Links of Interest

TEA Human Trafficking Prevention Training for Educators: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=25769818237 TEA To the Administrator Addressed (TAA):  Foster Care & Student Success – Committed to Improving the Education of Students in Foster Care, September 10,... read more

When Foster Kids ‘Age Out’ of the System

Beth Greenfield Salaya Leal of Austin, Texas, was killed by a hit-and-run driver while panhandling earlier this month. She was 24 and had struggled since aging out of the foster-care system at 18. (Photo: Facebook) Earlier this month, a young woman named Salaya Leal... read more

Your Expertise Would Be Appreciated…Complete the Survey

Every child in the child welfare system has experienced trauma, but before we can effectively develop recommendations and strategies to better address it and help children begin to heal, we must have a realistic picture of the current state of trauma-informed care in... read more

Multi-generational Foster Care…Oregon sets the example!

http://www.oregonlive.com/kiddo/index.ssf/2015/07/multigenerational_foster_care.html To see the article from the original site along with videos, click HERE.  _________________________________________ Now and then Amanda Midland tells one of her foster kids something... read more

Parenting After Transracial Adoption

Don’t Miss this Free Expert Q&A Webinar Next Wednesday, 7/22, at 1pm ET – Register Now!   Parenting After Transracial Adoption with Beth Hall July 22, 2015 @ 1 pm EST If you have adopted a child of a different race than your own, how will you... read more

Congress Returns for Sprint To August Break

The Congressional summer break starts on July 31 through September 7 Last week Congress returned for the remainder of their summer session with votes and debates on education and uncertainty on other key issues including the budget. The Senate began what is expected... read more

CPS Transformation

CPS Transformation Join us for a webinar on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM CDT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8824714777212214018 This webinar will focus on CPS Transformation with a presentation on the CPS Practice Model with Angela Pie, CPS Best... read more

Survey: Trauma-Informed Care in Texas

Texas CASA has partnered with the Children’s Commission, Cenpatico, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Texas Network of Youth Services and others to develop a survey about trauma-informed care in the Texas child welfare system. This... read more

‘Tough Love’ on PBS…Don’t Miss It!

Just a quick reminder that PBS will begin airing Stephanie Wang-Breal’s critically acclaimed documentary, ‘Tough Love’ http://www.pbs.org/pov/toughlove/film_description.php tomorrow, after which it will repeat several times through early August. It... read more