TWC Statewide Disabilities Needs Assessment

The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing conducted periodic statewide needs assessments for the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The purpose of the needs assessments is to gain a better understanding of the vocational rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities. TWC uses the recommendations which result from the needs assessments to update agency goals, priorities, and strategies. Reports summarizing the two most recent needs… Read more »

COAC Family Connections Project

The Family Connections Project is funded through a federal grant from the Administration on Children and Families. Dr. Faulkner has been contracted by the New York Council on Adoptable Children (COAC), the primary ACF grantee, to oversee the program evaluation for the project.  The purpose of the project is to examine the effectiveness of the… Read more »

OASH Mobilization for Health Award

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The Healthy Youth Partnership (“HYP”) is a volunteer-led collaboration working to support youth-serving professionals in the Central Texas community.  Through the Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Award, HYP  increased the capacity of the Central Texas community to provide evidence-based sexual health programs to youth through two mechanisms: 1) direct programming to youth to support… Read more »

Cardea Connections Project

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Connecting disconnected youth to programs that support healthy sexual outcomes. The Connections Project aims to reduce the disproportionate pregnancy and birth rate among “disconnected” youth in Texas by connecting youth to knowledge, awareness and services, and connecting service providers to one another. The project seeks to improve youth’s knowledge and awareness of healthy sexuality through use of evidence-based teen… Read more »

SB 44 Needs Assessment

Listening & Learning from the Community: Understanding the needs of families with children who have a serious behavioral or emotional disturbance Roughly 5% of children are classified as having a serious emotional disturbance. Children with a serious emotional disturbance may require extensive and costly medical, behavioral and educational supports. For many families, appropriate resources are… Read more »

Texas Trio Project

Principal Investigators: Dr. Monica Faulkner & Dr. Beth Gerlach Sponsor: Texas Education Agency (TEA) Purpose:  To conduct a process evaluation, data sharing recommendations, training and technical assistance and a survey of school district foster care liaisons.  The Texas Trio Project will develop a state plan and protocol for education and foster care collaborations as well… Read more »

Institute of Higher Education Capacity and Effectiveness Survey

Principal Investigators: Heath Price (RMC) Sponsor: Texas Early Learning Council (TELC) Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of Texas’s institutes of higher education’s (IHE) capacity to successfully educate the early childhood workforce. Data was be collected from administrators at IHEs and from teachers and care providers with degrees or certifications from these IHEs during both on-line… Read more »

Early Childhood Workforce Professional Study

Principal Investigators: Dr. Monica Faulkner, Dr. Dnika Travis, & Dr. Daniel Schroeder Sponsor: Texas Early Learning Council (TELC) Purpose: To conduct a survey to provide reliable and current estimates of compensation and retention rates of child care workers in Texas.