child welfare

New Brief: Enhancing Collaborative Practice between Domestic Violence Staff and Child Protective Services Staff

Aug. 11, 2017

Child Protective Services (CPS) and domestic violence centers are two institutions dedicated to ensuring the safety of Texas families. Child maltreatment and domestic violence often occur within the same families, thus CPS and domestic violence centers share many mutual clients. Despite their shared goals, CPS and domestic violence centers have different service philosophies and procedures that can come into conflict when working with families who are involved with CPS and also receiving domestic violence services.

Challenges in Supporting MVP Families in Texas

July 3, 2017

Although the overall rate of child maltreatment is lower among military families compared to civilian families, rates of child maltreatment have risen faster among military families, particularly in the last decade.

Study Shows New Child Welfare Professional Development Model Making Positive Impacts in First Year

April 27, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Maintaining a high-quality, professional, and stable workforce is integral to any child welfare agency’s capacity to fulfill its mission. To build a strong workforce, child welfare agencies must recruit and hire qualified applicants, provide training that adequately prepares new caseworkers to perform their job responsibilities, and retain high performing staff.

New Brief on Improving Family Services for Military and Veteran Families

Nov. 11, 2016

Veterans Day 2016 - Veterans Day is a special day to honor and thank our nation’s veterans for their service. The children and families of veterans and military are near and dear to our hearts here at CFRP. CFRP is working with the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to determine how best to serve military and veteran families.

New Award: Project S.A.F.E. (Survivors are Fundamental to the Equation)

Feb. 19, 2016


  • Grant: Project S.A.F.E. (Survivors are Fundamental to the Equation)

  • Sponsor: Texas Council on Family Violence

New Award: Supporting Vulnerable Military Children and Families in Texas

Feb. 12, 2016


  • Grant: Supporting Vulnerable Military Children and Families in Texas

  • Sponsor: DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention

Active duty military and veterans face unique challenges and stressors, which determine what supports they need, especially in regards to child abuse and neglect. The state of Texas has the second highest active duty military population and the second highest number of veterans of any state in the country.