ARTICLE TAG

Texas

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry

11/7/2023

More States Seek To Curb Anonymous CPS Reports Against Parents

California and Texas have created a system of “confidential reporting” to replace anonymous hotline calls.

10/23/2023

Let’s Stop Overlooking The Role of Extended Foster Care

Six steps for helping young adults transition to independence.

10/11/2023

You Have the Right to Refuse CPS Entry: Texas Launches Miranda-style Warnings to Parents Under Investigation for Child Maltreatment

A new Texas "Miranda" law designed to inform parents under investigation for child maltreatment of their due process rights is now in effect.

8/10/2023

Unique Coalition Provides Texas Foster Youth With Sexual and Reproductive Health Education 

Despite taboos, former foster youth, sexual health educators and child welfare experts have teamed up to further awareness.

8/1/2023

Texas Whistleblower Says Vulnerable Teens Are Being Failed by State Child Welfare Agency When They Turn 18

A CPS whistleblower says Texas foster youth with cognitive and mental health challenges are being cast out of the system when they turn 18.

6/27/2023

A ‘Flabbergasted’ Federal Judge Tells Texas ‘There Are Children Dying and Being Injured On Your Watch’

An exasperated federal judge rebuked Texas child welfare leaders yet again, saying they do more to protect their bureaucracy than children.

    6/12/2023

    Hundreds of Kids in Texas Foster Care Were Still Sleeping in Hotels or Other Unlicensed Placements Last Month

    More than 250 children in Texas foster care slept in hotels, offices or other unorthodox housing last month, as the state struggles to provide stable placements for kids. 

    5/30/2023

    Texas Bill To Increase Rights for Parents Under Investigation Passes State House and Senate

    A Texas bill that aims to improve due process protections for parents involved in child welfare cases is headed to the governor's' desk.

    5/23/2023

    Study Shows Link Between Federal Support and Improved Outcomes After Foster Care

    Although states across the country now offer federally funded housing, job training and educational opportunities for foster youth after age 18, a new report reveals that stable housing, supportive family and social connections and access to college “remain beyond reach for too many young people with foster care experience.”