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Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

4/21/2022

Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child

In Texas, top politicians say gender-affirming care is abuse, compelling one therapist to protect her clients — and her family.

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

2/17/2022

Texas Slow to Move Foster Children out of Hotels and Offices, Attorneys Say

Despite an ongoing crisis that has left hundreds of foster children living in hotel rooms and other unlicensed settings, Texas child welfare officials are not moving with enough urgency to find them safe homes, attorneys for the children say.

In Texas, Illegal Foster Placements Soar Amid Shortage of Licensed Beds

1/12/2022

Outside Experts Give Texas Roadmap to Decrease Sky-high Rates of Foster Kids Sleeping in Offices, Hotels

An panel of child welfare experts made recommendations for keeping kids in the Texas foster care system safely housed, including supporting kin placements.

The Imprint Tracks Political Actions Against LGBTQ Youth: A Timeline

12/21/2021

LGBTQ Foster Youth in Texas Suffer Years of Political Attacks and Scaled Back Protections

The political attacks on LGBTQ youth in the Texas foster care system began years ago and continue today, resulting in fewer protections and resources.

New Texas Law Curtails Power of Pediatricians Contracted by CPS

9/30/2021

New Texas Law Curtails Power of Pediatricians Contracted by CPS

A new Texas law entitles parents under suspicion for physically harming their children to the right to a second medical opinion and in-person exams.

As New York legalizes marijuana, parent advocates push child welfare agencies to be less punitive

6/8/2021

New Texas Law Makes it Harder to Remove Kids From Parental Home

Child protective services officials in Texas can no longer remove a child from their family because a parent tested positive for cannabis.

5/20/2021

Texas Plan to Outsource Foster Placement Suffers Blow

A linchpin provider of Texas’ budding plan to privatize the placement of foster youth across the massive state has dealt a blow to the concept by unexpectedly walking away from its contract with the Department of Family and Protective Services.

2/16/2021

Child Welfare Workers Scramble to Protect Foster Youth through Deadly Texas Winter Storm

Days into a historic pummeling from a massive winter storm, child welfare workers across Texas are scrambling to keep tens of thousands of foster youth in the state’s care safe from a storm that has already killed at least 10 people.

9/9/2020

Hundreds of Texas Residential Care Facilities Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 among children in Texas’ long-term foster care system has been rampant, particularly in residential care facilities, and the pandemic has left more than five dozen kids without a bed to sleep in, a new report filed in federal court shows.