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 Swetha.nulu@austin.utexas.edu

The Texas Youth Permanency Study Pilot Study Report is now available!

TYPS Pilot Study Report

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 »

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.

Risk & Protective Factors for Discontinuity in Public Adoption and Guardianship

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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

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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 »