Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Understanding the Community Service Response & Needs in Texas

Parenting and family-centered services are emerging areas of support available in domestic violence agencies. However more information is needed about the help-seeking, support needs, and service access and experience of Texas children and adolescents exposed to domestic violence. In collaboration with the University of Texas Medical Branch Health Center for Violence Prevention, Texas Council on Family… Read more »

Austin Angels Program Evaluation

Austin Angels Program Evaluation

National Angels embarking on program evaluation, striving to build evidence National Angels has partnered with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) to explore the impact of its services for its Austin Angels chapter. After receiving years of anecdotal feedback to attest to the effectiveness of National Angels’ programming, TXICFW will conduct a… Read more »

Family Relational Therapy Program Evaluation

Project Overview: The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing has been contracted by The Center for Child Protection to develop an evaluation plan for the Family Relational Therapy parenting intervention, a model designed for families at high risk for having children removed and placed into foster care. The model incorporates the Nuerosequential Model of… Read more »

Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative

Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative

Project Overview: The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI) builds relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health for child welfare-involved youth. In partnership with the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative will establish, fund, coordinate,… Read more »

Strong Fathers Strong Families Research Project

Strong Fathers Strong Families Research Project

Project Overview: The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing has been contracted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to develop an evaluation plan for the Strong Fathers Strong Families program, a father engagement program implemented at schools throughout the country as well as internationally. Strong Fathers Strong Families have a variety of events within… Read more »

Learning About Healthy Relationships

About the study Foster youth tend to interact with many people, but they have few genuine connections. Older youth are most likely to experience placement instability that impacts their ability to develop and maintain close relationships with family, caregivers, peers, and dating partners. Rules in foster care often prohibit romantic relationships, yet foster youth have… Read more »

Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP)

Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (txpop)

The Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP) develops sustainable best practices utilized by child welfare agencies across Texas to connect children to their birth families, regardless of their permanency outcome. TXPOP is a project of the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, in collaboration with the… Read more »

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy cultivates its study at the intersection of psychoanalysis and social work. The Academy is located within the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the University of Texas at Austin. Initially inspired by the Family Minds Project’s Lunch & Learn sessions, the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy will be expanding… Read more »