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TexProtects Infographic Guide to Child Protective Services

The Texas Child Protective Services system can be confusing and intimidating. For child and family advocates, it is critical to understand the process when seeking help and providing support to children and families. These infographics will give you a better understanding of the complex CPS system and the intentionality, checks, and balances that help to ensure child protection and family preservation. You'll also learn what happens when you report to CPS, how a case moves through different stages, how the different stages interact with each other, and the possible outcomes of a case.

overview infographic

The infographic series:

  1. How the Texas Child Protective Services System Works
  2. How an Investigation Is Performed
  3. How the Alternative Response Process Works
  4. How Family-Based Safety Services Works
  5. How A Case Moves From Removal to Permanency

View the webinar explaining the infographics here.


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