Sexual Health of Foster Youth: Needs Assessment Findings Final Report

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November 2019 Over the past decade, academic research has documented disproportionately high rates of pregnancy among current and former foster youth. It is estimated that females who experience foster care are two to three times more likely to become teen mothers.[1] In Texas, female foster youth are almost five times more likely to become pregnant… Read more »

TYPS Pilot Study Findings: March 2018

If parental rights are terminated, the child welfare system has a monumental task of finding permanency for that child. Permanency in the child welfare field is often spoken of in terms of a “forever family.” The assumption is that legal permanence (adoption or guardianship) will provide all the components that a child needs to have… Read more »

Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County Texas: Homeowner Survey Findings

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Affordable housing is a pressing issue facing many Central Texas residents. In the last decade, the region’s population grew at a rate of 2.9% annually, or approximately 55,350 people per year. Seventy percent of this growth can be attributed to those moving into the Austin-Round Rock housing market area. While the rental market is currently… Read more »

HOPES FY2016 Evaluation Report

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FY2016 HOPES Evaluation Report   If you are having trouble accessing the report, please email Swetha Nulu at

2017 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

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.