A growing body of research has found that prolonged exposure to trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can alter the brain development of children and lead to poor health and social outcomes later in life. Thus, universal prevention of children’s exposure to significant adversity should be a top priority in all communities. In addition to… Read more »
The study suggests that authentic relationships form the foundation for success for youth in foster care. AUSTIN, TX – March 7, 2018 – Upbring, a thought leader among child welfare nonprofits, and the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing today released the TYPS Pilot Study Report (TYPS). The study calls into question the child… Read more »
Schroeder, D., Faulkner, M., & Marra, L. (2017). 2017 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey prepared for the Texas Workforce Commission. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing, Ray Marshall Center.
For the first time ever, we can begin to show the long-term effectiveness of child maltreatment prevention programs in Texas. In this analysis, TXICFW researchers gathered data from a total of 137,068 caregivers who received services from 2008 to 2015 across 253 of the 254 Texas counties and matched them with CPS Case records. Of… Read more »
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 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 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 »
In response to the findings to the 2014 Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin collaborated with DARS to conduct an in-depth needs assessment specifically looking at the needs of youth and students with disabilities during transition to employment and/or higher education. The goal of the needs assessment was to learn… Read more »
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.