Risk & Protective Factors for Discontinuity in Public Adoption and Guardianship

The Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is pleased to release a literature review, Risk & Protective Factors for Discontinuity in Public Adoption and Guardianship. Developed by the QIC-AG team at the University of Texas at Austin, the purpose of the literature review is to enhance understanding of the risk factors… Read more »

HOPES FY2015 Evaluation Findings

HOPES FY2015 Evaluation Findings Full Report This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of the HOPES program for fiscal year 2015. 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. Findings from the evaluation focus… Read more »

Structuring policies and practices to support educational resilience of foster youth

structuring-policies-and-practices-to-support-educational-resilience-of-foster-youth BY: Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW; Beth Gerlach PhD, LCSW; Catherine LaBrenz. Child and Family Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Foster youth have poor educational outcomes compared to youth not in foster care due to frequent moves while in care and lack of caregiver stability. Drawing on resilience theory, this… Read more »

2016 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Check out our latest report! Schwab, J., Schroeder, D., Faulkner, M., & Marra, L.  (2016). 2016 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey prepared for the Texas Workforce Commission.  Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin, Child & Family Research Institute, Ray Marshall Center.

2015 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Schwab, J., Schroeder, D., Faulkner, M., & Marra, L.  (2015). 2015 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey prepared for the Texas Workforce Commission.  Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin, Child & Family Research Institute, Ray Marshall Center.