Community-Based Care: Implementation and Innovation

On December 31, 2020, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) announced that Region 9 — which includes Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo — would transition to a new system of foster care called Community-Based Care (CBC). This is the fourth in a four-part series about CBC. Implementation and Innovation in Community-Based

Opportunities from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Opportunities for the Child Welfare System from the COVID-19 Pandemic COVID-19 is presenting the child welfare system with an opportunity to rethink existing practices and refocus on priorities. Remote learning, business restrictions, and operational changes have been challenging for those serving and caring for children. For parents who were already struggling, these changes have been

Community Collaboration for Child Welfare

Community Collaboration for Child Welfare Intractable social problems like child welfare (i.e., abuse, neglect, foster care) require community collaboration. Federal and state law and policy, done correctly, can create an environment for community collaboration but is not a substitute for sidewalk-level partnership. Community collaboratives are in the best position