Marking 18 Months of Progress with TFYHI

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Over the past 6 months since our last progress report, we’ve expanded our network, welcomed new consultants, and utilized feedback to improve our interventions.  To learn more about the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative, visit the TFYHI project page. READ THE TFYHI 18-MONTH REPORT HERE! sign up for the tfyhi newsletter!

National Angels Process Evaluation Report

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Our research team at the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing conducted a process evaluation of National Angels programming at the National Angels chapter in Austin, Texas. The process evaluation sought to identify program strengths and obstacles and determine whether any program components need adjustment. Our researchers interviewed National Angels staff, volunteers, and foster family… Read more »

2021 Safe Babies Report

Safe Babies Program Evaluation Report

Every year, the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing partners with child welfare practitioners at First3Years to evaluate permanency and wellbeing outcomes through the Safe Babies program. In the 2021 Safe Babies report, we found that infants and toddlers across Texas experienced faster permanency and increased reunification through participation in the program. Birth parents,… Read more »

Helping Youth in Care Feel Connected and Empowered

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By Alix Mammina In 2019, our researchers launched a five-year study following youth in foster care as they enter adulthood. Our interim report from the first year of the Texas Foster Youth Permanency Study (TYPS) centers the voices of youth participants and fills critical knowledge gaps about what helps youth in care thrive in emerging… Read more »

2021 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

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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: Understanding the Community Service Response and Needs in Texas

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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 »

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Project: Needs Assessment Report

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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 »

TFYHI 6 Month Progress Report: July – December 2020

Tfyhi 6 Month Progress Report: July – December 2020

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

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 undertook 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… Read more »

Safe Babies Report: March 2020

Safe Babies Report: March 2020

Safe Babies Evaluation Report March 2020 If you are having trouble accessing the report, please email Kaitlyn Doerge at kaitlyn.doerge@austin.utexas.edu. 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.