Every year, the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin undertake the Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey as contracted by the Texas Workforce Commission. In this year’s survey report, explore the rates charged to the general public… Read more »
Children exposed to domestic violence need trauma-informed support in the aftermath of abuse, but child welfare and domestic violence agencies across Texas lack resources to provide consistent housing, childcare, and counseling services to families in crisis. Researchers from the Texas Institute on Child & Family Wellbeing partnered with the UTMB Center for Violence Prevention to… Read more »
Executive Summary This Needs Assessment report is part of a three-year contract between the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) and the Texas Department of State Health Services for TXICFW to develop a best practices case management model specific to serving families with children with special health care needs (CSHCN). To better understand… Read more »
March 4th, 2021 We are excited to share the 6-month progress report for the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI)! As the first statewide learning community of its kind in Texas, this Initiative is meant to build relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health for child welfare-involved youth. Our goal… Read more »
2020 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey 2020 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey Supplemental Report
Safe Babies Evaluation Report March 2020 If you are having trouble accessing the report, please email Kaitlyn Doerge at email@example.com. Recommended Citation: Faulkner, M., Doerge, K., Batchelor, J., Marra, L., LaBrenz, C., & McKerlie, K. (2020). Safe Babies Program Evaluation March 2020 Report. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin.
HOPES Final Evaluation Report September 2019 If you are having trouble accessing the report, please email Swetha Nulu at Swetha.firstname.lastname@example.org Recommended Citation: Faulkner, M., Nulu, S., Gerlach, B., Tennant, P. S., LaBrenz, C., &McKerlie, K., (2019). Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support: Final Evaluation Report. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin.
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. In Texas, female foster youth are almost five times more likely to become pregnant… Read more »
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 »
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 »