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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The Texas Permanency Outcomes Project Kicks Off with a Family Engagement Forum

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, the Texas Alliance for Child and Family Services held its spring quarterly symposium in Austin, TX. This symposium focused on family engagement and included a sneak peak of the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP). TXPOP is a project led by the partnership of the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and the Texas …

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