TXPOP Practice Model

How to Engage Parents, Caregivers, and Practitioners in Reunification

The child welfare system often struggles to encourage collaboration across organizations and within families. When birth families, foster caregivers, and the practitioners working on these cases engage with each other, they can promote reunification in the child welfare system.  The Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP) trains child welfare practitioners to elevate the voices of all parties involved …

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Hear From A TXPOP Region 6 Local Advisory Group

At TXPOP, we’re working to make sure our mission meets the needs of communities across Texas. That’s why we partner with local organizations in each of our site locations throughout the state. These local advisory groups—ranging from child care licensing agencies to courts and CASAs—meet regularly to provide feedback on our work and promote our …

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TXPOP Practice Model Tool Highlight: Network Meetings

One of the key values that defines our direct work with children and families in TXPOP is shared power. We define shared power as providing the opportunity for those with less power to influence and make decisions and inclusion as ensuring everyone’s voice is involved even when strong feelings are expressed and opinions differ. Network …

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Meet the TXPOP Region 6 Site Coordinator!

Nelkasia Graves – Region 6 Site Coordinator Hello! My Name is Nelkasia Graves and I’m the TXPOP Site Coordinator at Monarch Family Services in Region 6. I’ve worked in the private sector of child placing agencies since 2009 and became a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA) in 2014. Currently in my role as TXPOP …

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TXPOP Practice Model Tool Highlight: The Three Houses

One of the goals in child welfare is keeping brothers and sisters connected and placed together if at all possible. However, there are often barriers that get in the way of accomplishing this goal. This story about Bridget (12) and her sister Caitlin (11) and brother Sean (14) demonstrates some of those challenges and how …

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