Coffee Breaks with TXICFW: Pregnant While in Texas Foster Care: What’s Next?
It’s long been known that youth in foster care are much more likely to become pregnant compared to other youth, but what should we do about it? Texans Care for Children recently released a policy report, “Fostering Healthy Texas Lives” which discusses pregnancy specifically in the Texas Child Welfare System. Kate Murphy, JD, Senior Policy Associate at Texans Care joins our Director, Monica Faulkner for a coffee break facebook live session to discuss this new report and what we should be doing next in Texas.
Join us a for a live session on May 15th, 2018 from 11-11:30 am on our Facebook Page!
About Our Guest:
As Senior Child Welfare Policy Associate, Kate E. Murphy leads Texans Care for Children’s work to keep children safe at home through an effective Child Protective Services (CPS) workforce, prevention services, and other efforts, and our work to ensure child safety and success in foster care and beyond. Before joining Texans Care for Children, Kate was a Mental Health Policy Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas. In that role, she developed and advanced policy solutions at the state level to address a variety of mental health, public health, and criminal justice issues. Kate graduated magna cum laude from Austin College with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. She earned her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she was inducted into the National Order of Barristers for her achievements in oral advocacy and received awards for her accomplishments in constitutional law and property law.
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