Lunch & Learn - KINSHIP CARE IN THE 88TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Join our panel of child welfare experts featuring Judge Delia Gonzales, Child Protection and Permanency Court; Mercedes Bristol, Texas Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Kerrie Judice, TexProtects for a discussion on:
The state of kinship care in Texas
Solutions to advocate for in the upcoming session
How these solutions would be a game-changer for Texas' over-capacitated foster care system
The research is clear. When children at various stages of CPS involvement are placed with relatives – who often step up to provide care – there are better outcomes. However, as it stands, relatives are not given the same support as other caregivers in Texas. This Session, Texas must ensure that every caregiver, no matter where the child is placed, has adequate support to meet the child's needs.