Welcome to Swetha Nulu, our new Research Coordinator!

Swetha Nulu, Mph, Assistant Director Of Research

We sat down to learn more about our newest staff member, Swetha Nulu! She will oversee research coordination of the Project HOPES evaluation, a child maltreatment prevention program funded by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI). Swetha comes to us from the Texas Health & Human Services Commission… Read more »

Make CPS a place where social workers want to work

Make Cps A Place Where Social Workers Want To Work

A Texas Legislative panel has proposed to raise the salary of caseworkers by $12,000. Our Director, Monica Faulkner and Will Francis, the Government Relations Director at the Texas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers write about why social workers avoid working  for CPS.   By Monica Faulkner and Will Francis The majority of Child Protective… Read more »

TXICFW welcomes new research coordinator, Tymothy Belseth

Txicfw Welcomes New Research Coordinator, Tymothy Belseth

By Kate McKerlie  In late September TXICFW welcomed Tym Belseth to our team. Tym has worked for DFPS as a Youth Specialist for several years and will be joining us as a Research Coordinator on the Texas Youth Permanency Study.  We sat down with Tym to learn a little bit more about him and his work…. Read more »

4 things you need to know about The Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline

Juvenile Detention is in important social justice issue and it involves so many of the families we work with here at CFRI. Sam LaPres, CFRI Graduate Research Assistant/MSSW Student  will be highlighting the Cradle-to Prison pipeline on our blog this summer. This is the first post in a three part series where will be exploring in… Read more »

Congrats Grads! CFRI chats with our office’s recent UT graduates.

By Kate McKerlie  CFRI would like to take a moment to recognize our recent graduates. CFRI is fortunate to have a fantastic group of passionate and talented individuals who work hard on a daily basis to make the great work we do possible. Congratulations graduates, and good luck in all your future endeavors!  Helen Hollis,  CFRI Graduate… Read more »

CFRI Presents on Permanency and Resilience of Foster Youth at Upbring Conference

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the Children’s Bureau this year’s theme is “Building Community, Building Hope.” The focus this year is to acknowledge the power of communities to address child abuse by intersecting research, policy and practice to promote family well-being and child protection from abuse and neglect. Here in Austin, Texas… Read more »