Foster Youth Voices Matter: The Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS)

Foster Youth Voices Matter: The Texas Youth Permanency Study (typs)

It’s hard enough being a teenager, but what if you are also in the Texas Foster Care System? It is well documented that youth who have been in care are at higher risk for adverse outcomes as they transition to adulthood. Many of these youth also have complex trauma histories which have negative implications on… Read more »

News from the Field: January 2017

News From The Field: January 2017

Welcome to our new monthly feature! This is an extension of the bottom of our newsletter. We will be providing you with some of the latest news, resources, and local & national professional development opportunities. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month the 2017 Texas Legislature began,… Read more »

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 »