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  • 86th Texas Legislative Session Wrap Up

    Reports & Briefs

    July 1, 2019

    86th Texas Legislative Session Wrap Up

    Smart solutions to child abuse and neglect were put forward by TexProtects during the legislative session, including accomplishments, missed opportunities. View the Report.

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Legislative, Prenatal to Three Collaborative, Trauma & ACEs, Understanding Policy

    Press Releases

    June 26, 2019

    TexProtects supports life sentence for Wesley Mathews

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2019 Contact: Lee Nichols 512-796-9877 Lee@texprotects.org Dallas, Texas – Earlier today, Wesley Mathews of Richardson was sentenced by a jury...

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services

    ‘Be There’ – A Father’s Day Conversation With Rep. James Frank

    Articles

    June 16, 2019

    ‘Be There’ – A Father’s Day Conversation With Rep. James Frank

    Happy Father’s Day! Today is that day when all over the nation, we salute the men who guided and nurtured us – and perhaps are...

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    Child Protective Services, Foster Care

    How Did Child Protection Fare in the 86th Texas Legislature?

    Articles

    May 29, 2019

    How Did Child Protection Fare in the 86th Texas Legislature?

    The 86th Texas Legislative Session is now history – lawmakers gaveled out to finish the session on May 27. While this session did not see...

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Home Visiting

    Press Releases

    May 22, 2019

    TexProtects applauds passage of SB 355 (re Family First Prevention Services Act)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2019 Contact: Lee Nichols 512-796-9877 Lee@texprotects.org Austin, Texas — Earlier today, the Texas House passed Senate Bill 355 by Sen....

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Foster Care

    The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Home Visiting

    Articles

    May 12, 2019

    The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Home Visiting

    By Sophie Phillips, CEO, TexProtects Six Mother’s Days have passed since I’ve been with TexProtects, the Texas chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. All were...

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Home Visiting

    ‘What happened to you?’ – Rep. Tan Parker on Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Articles

    April 30, 2019

    ‘What happened to you?’ – Rep. Tan Parker on Adverse Childhood Experiences

    State Rep. Tan Parker has been a champion at the Texas Legislature this session in the drive to help prevent and mitigate the effects of...

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services

    Reasons I’m HOPEful…

    Articles

    April 26, 2019

    Reasons I’m HOPEful…

    Why are you hopeful for Texas children and families? That's the question we're asking as we launch our #TexProtectsHOPEful social media campaign during Child Abuse...

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Home Visiting

    86th Texas Legislature Update: Mid-April

    Reports & Briefs

    April 16, 2019

    86th Texas Legislature Update: Mid-April

    The 86th Texas Legislature is almost two-thirds complete. Here is the status of the major bills TexProtects is supporting: The Fiscal Years 2020-21 Budget (House...

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    Child Abuse Prevention, Child Protective Services, Foster Care, Home Visiting, Legislative

    April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

    Articles

    April 1, 2019

    April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

    April is here, and that means it’s national Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM)! In 2017, TexProtects | Champions for Children also became Prevent Child Abuse...

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    Child Abuse Prevention

    The 86th Texas Legislature is heating up

    Articles

    March 25, 2019

    The 86th Texas Legislature is heating up

    The Texas Legislature has a rule: Bills may not be considered for floor debate in either the House or Senate during the first 60 days...

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    Foster Care, Home Visiting, Legislative

    Megan’s Story: Nurse-Family Partnership Parent Ambassador

    Articles

    March 22, 2019

    Megan’s Story: Nurse-Family Partnership Parent Ambassador

    One of the main purposes of the “Champions” blog is to highlight success stories from family support home visiting programs that illustrate how vital they...

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    Home Visiting

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