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Oct. 5, 2021Dallas County ARPA Funding Proposal for Child Welfare
Sept. 9, 2021MEDIA ADVISORY: Top Experts to Discuss Solutions in the Face of Texas Childcare Crisis
Aug. 28, 2021Op-Ed: Foster children are collateral damage as capacity concerns continue
May 12, 2021STATEMENT: Urgent Actions We Need to Take in The Face of Texas’ Child Protective Services Crisis
March 7, 2021Op-Ed: Texas Must Make a Transformative Change in Child Protection and Foster Care
Feb. 26, 2021STATEMENT: Winter Storm Uri Reminds Us To Put Kids and Families First This Legislative Session
Feb. 14, 2021OP-ED: The safety of our children is not an either-or situation
Feb. 4, 2021STATEMENT: TexProtects on Gov. Abbott's Pledge to Comply with Foster Care Lawsuit
Jan. 26, 2021REPORT RELEASE: The Impact of COVID-19 on Home Visiting Programs in Texas
Nov. 19, 2020REPORTS RELEASE: Home Visiting in Texas - Landscape, Toolkit, and Looking to the Future.
Sept. 28, 2020OP-ED: COVID-19 is putting more children at risk of abuse. Here’s what we can do
Sept. 24, 2020REPORT RELEASE: Family First Prevention Services Act: A Shift in the Right Direction for Families
Sept. 24, 2020REPORT RELEASE: Child Abuse and Neglect Risks During COVID-19
July 6, 2020STATEMENT: Foster Care Special Monitors Report
June 8, 2020STATEMENT: Where We Stand
April 29, 2020PRESS RELEASE: New Push For TX Lege to Support Babies, Toddlers, and Their Parents
April 15, 2020Op-Ed: Parenting During COVID-19
March 26, 2020STATEMENT: Child Protection During COVID-19 from TexProtects CEO Sophie Phillips
Jan. 31, 2020TESTIMONY: Public Hearing on the Family First Prevention Services Act
Oct. 30, 2019NEWSLETTER: TexProtects pays tribute to Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Representative Tan Parker at Awards Gala
Oct. 10, 2019PRESS RELEASE: Statement on New Texas DFPS Commissioner
Aug. 19, 2019TexProtects Op-Ed: How to prevent violence? Help kids have healthy childhoods
Aug. 1, 2019How did child well being issues fare at the 86th Texas Legislature? Read our end-of-session report
July 18, 2019PRESS RELEASE: 37 Texas Groups Call for Humane Treatment of Children & Families at Border
July 6, 2019OP-ED: We don't tolerate child abuse by parents, and we shouldn't tolerate it from our government
June 26, 2019PRESS RELEASE: TexProtects supports life sentence for Wesley Mathews
May 30, 2019TexProtects statement on Hank Whitman retirement from DFPS
May 22, 2019PRESS RELEASE: TexProtects applauds passage of SB 355 (re Family First Prevention Services Act)
May 14, 2019TexProtects hires Andrea Payne as Prenatal to Five Advocacy Manager
May 10, 2019TexProtects Op-ed: Help More Families with home visits
May 7, 2019TexProtects Testifies in Support of Trauma-Informed Training and Prevention Services
April 20, 2019OP-ED: Texas must value the true costs of childhood trauma
April 16, 2019TexProtects releases HOPES report
April 15, 2019Texas Wins Nationwide Grant Competition Aimed at Expanding High-Quality Prenatal-to-Age-Three Services to Texas Infants and Toddlers and Their Families
March 27, 2019Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019 - Events Around Texas
March 26, 2019TexProtects Testifies in Support of Trauma-Informed Training for Education Staffers (HB 3718)
March 26, 2019April is Child Abuse Prevention Month - Dallas Events
March 14, 20192018 Child Abuse Data Shows Deaths on the Rise
March 5, 2019TexProtects Testifies in Support of Implementing Family First Prevention Services Act in Texas
Feb. 26, 2019TexProtects Welcomes Susan Hoff and Alan Cohen to Board of Directors
Feb. 4, 2019TAKE ACTION BY FEBRUARY 5: Tell Senate Finance to support Home Visiting!
Jan. 24, 201986th Texas Legislature Committees Have Been Announced
Jan. 17, 2019TexProtects in the News: Coverage of our Adverse Child Experiences report!
Jan. 16, 2019PRESS RELEASE: TexProtects report, lawmakers call for statewide strategy on Adverse Childhood Experiences
Dec. 6, 2018Study: Foster Youth Face Challenges Transitioning to Adulthood
Nov. 13, 2018Op-Ed: Texas Must Take Advantage of the Family First Prevention Services Act
Oct. 18, 2018Statement on 5th Circuit Court ruling on Texas foster care lawsuit
Sept. 27, 20182018 Children's Hero Awardee: The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence at Children's Health
Sept. 27, 20182018 Children's Champion Awardee: The Hon. Helen Giddings
Sept. 26, 2018TexProtects Announces Sophie Phillips as New CEO
Jan. 24, 2017Associate Director, Prevention Policy & Research - TexProtects is Hiring!
Oct. 27, 2014TexProtects Celebrates its 10th Anniversary - My Sweet Charity
Oct. 2, 2014Madeline McClure quoted in Houston Chronicle article about reduction in reported number of child deaths due to abuse and neglect - Houston Chronicle
Sept. 9, 2014State Stumbles Forward with Foster Care Privatization - Texas Observer
Sept. 2, 2014Ashley Judd to be Keynote Speaker at TexProtects' 10th Anniversary Celebration - My Sweet Charity
Aug. 30, 2014Honor: Senator Jane Nelson - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Aug. 28, 2014TexProtects Anniversary Features Ashley Judd - Park Cities People
Aug. 24, 2014Nelson to be Honored for Child Related Work - Denton Record-Chronicle
Aug. 21, 2014Nelson to be Presented Lifetime Achievement Award - The Leader
Aug. 20, 2014Actress Ashley Judd to Keynote TexProtects' 10th Anniversary Celebration - RSVP Calendar Blog
Aug. 20, 2014Ashley Judd to Speak at TexProtects' 10th Anniversary Celebration - Dallas Morning News Neighbors Go Park Cities Blog
Aug. 18, 2014TexProtects Anniversary Celebration with Ashley Judd - Preston Hollow Advocate
Aug. 18, 2014TexProtects' 10th Anniversary Featuring Ashley Judd - Dallas Culture Map
Aug. 18, 2014Ashley Judd to Speak at TexProtects' 10th Anniversary Celebration - Park Cities Bubble Life
May 15, 2014Speaker Straus Announces Appointees to House Select Committee on Child Protection - Texas House of Representatives
March 17, 2014Man accused of beating girlfriend's son, 2 - Click 2 Houston
March 14, 2014Unspoken Crisis - Houston Chronicle
March 4, 2014People On The Move: Madeline McClure - Dallas Business Journal
July 17, 2013McClure: New program benefits low-income families - Houston Chronicle

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