Tymothy Belseth, MA, Spark Coordinator

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“I’m on a quest to find the formula for success for children and youth in foster care, and I know that TXICFW will make enormous contributions in improving the foster care experience.”

Tymothy Belseth is the Spark Coordinator with the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing. Tymothy is passionate about foster care and the challenges older youth face transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. He was previously an internal advocate with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and worked to elevate youth voice. He also facilitated youth leadership councils and empowered youth to advocate for change at the legislative level.

Tymothy also performs consultative services for states and child welfare organizations. In this work, he helps organizations understand the importance of youth voice and how to implement it to improve the foster care experience. He graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2012. He earned a master’s degree in political science from Texas State University in 2016.

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tymothy.belseth@austin.utexas.edu