Infographic: Child Maltreatment Prevention in TexasChild Maltreatment Prevention in Texas Infographic
This infographic provides recommendations based on TXICFW’s evaluation of the HOPES program for the 2015 fiscal year. The evaluation used a mixed-methods approach, including interviews with 52 parents, 116 program staff members, and 42 coalition/community members, as well as participant data and online survey responses from 242 individuals. In our evaluation, we found families struggled most with unmet basic needs such as jobs and housing, serious life stressors like depression and substance abuse, communication and parenting skills, and a lack of social support. We strongly recommend programs and policies that support families so that all children grow up in safe, stable, and nurturing homes. The focus should not solely be on parenting skills, but on treatment and prevention of substance use, family violence, unmanaged mental health issues, and multi-generational trauma. We believe everyone in the community has a role in strengthening families and preventing child maltreatment.
You can find the full evaluation report here.
A short 4-page brief of a few key findings from this evaluation can be found here.