January 30, 2023
88th Texas Legislative Session Child Welfare Priorities
This 88th Texas legislative session, our team is working on five key areas of child welfare and protection. We are advocating for the funding, delivery,...View More
Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Home Visiting, Legislative
August 8, 2022
Foster Care: Texas in crisis
This month marks 11 years into a federal lawsuit against the state of Texas, where the state’s foster care system has shown repeatedly that they...View More
Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Legislative
August 8, 2022
Opinion: A child abuse prevention program ends soon; our children will pay the price
The law that authorizes the bipartisan Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program will expire in September 2022. We cannot afford to lose these federal...View More
Child Abuse Prevention, Home Visiting
Reports & Briefs
January 31, 2022
Frontline For Children | JANUARY 2022
We pulled together this month's most noteworthy child welfare research articles for you. Read them all here and take action today! 1. Equitable Supports for...View More
Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Foster Care
January 24, 2022
A Social Work Career in CPS Research and Policy – Episode 6
Do you ever wonder what it looks like to be a political social worker? Kerrie Judice joins us to discusses her social work background, her...View More
Child Protective Services
January 12, 2022
Children’s advocacy group discusses Texas foster care crisis
The Texas foster care system has too many problems to detail in just a short TV interview. But for a taste of how bad it...View More
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