Conference News

2014 Annual Conference

Posted by on May 16, 2014

The 2014 TFFA Annual Conference Date: September 26-28, 2014 [Friday/Saturday/Sunday] Location: Omni Park West Hotel / Dallas, Texas [1590 LBJ Freeway /Dallas, Texas 75234]...

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News to Know

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

On October 22, 2013, an extraordinary group of invited individuals representing child welfare, higher education, and state, local and national organizations gathered in Los Angeles...

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Alerts!

Attend TOMORROW a discussion on ReDesign

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

Tomorrow, DFPS will be hosting a scan call with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) to discuss the current status of Foster Care Redesign transition activities in Region 2/9...

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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...

Educational Goals for youth in Foster Care

On October 22, 2013, an extraordinary group of invited individuals representing child welfare, higher education, and state, local and national organizations gathered in Los Angeles to collectively address the unique educational challenges of foster youth in postsecondary programs.This National Convening addressed five overarching goals:*    Increase knowledge...

CDC prepares for Ebola

The recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the affected countries to the United States. In the CDC Expert Commentary series on Medscape, Dr. David Kuhar, Healthcare Infection Control Team Lead for the CDC Ebola Response, reiterates what healthcare facilities can do to prepare for a patient...

The importance of addressing parental substance abuse in child welfare advocac

SPARC has released a new brief on the importance of addressing parental substance abuse in child welfare advocacy.  More than 8.3 million children, or 11 percent of all children in the United States, live in homes where at least one parent or caretaker has a substance use disorder involving alcohol and other drugs. Parental substance abuse places the family at...

Attend TOMORROW a discussion on ReDesign

Tomorrow, DFPS will be hosting a scan call with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) to discuss the current status of Foster Care Redesign transition activities in Region 2/9 on Friday, August 22nd 2014 at 10:30AM. The public is welcome to attend and listen to the call at this location: 701 West 51st Street, Room 121E /Austin, Texas 78751 DFPS is taking over...

A Foster Parent’s Poem

There I sat, alone and afraid, You got a call and came right to my aid. You bundled me up with blankets and love. And, when I needed it most, you gave me a hug. I learned that the world is not all that scary and cold. That sometimes there is someone to have and to hold. You taught me what love is, you helped me to mend. You loved me and healed me and became my...