Where Science Meets Policy Child Protection Policy – New and Noteworthy COVID-19 recovery presents an opportunity to fill critical gaps in knowledge about equipping schools to address trauma “Many students will return to school having experienced increased adversity and trauma related to COVID-19, including increased risk of child maltreatment, domestic violence, food insecurity, and homelessness. With timely investments […]


Providing Input to the DFPS Legislative Appropriations Request

TexProtects collaborated with the Child Protection Roundtable to provide budget input to the state TexProtects has been working with our partners as part of the statewide Child Protection Roundtable to understand the effects of this pandemic on children and families, the possible fiscal implications, and the history of legislative budget cuts and their impacts in […]

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Frontline for Children | April 2020

Where Science Meets Policy Child Protection Research Touchpoints for Addressing Substance Use Issues in Home Visiting: Phase 1 Report (Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation – OPRE)  “Minimal research has focused on the ways home visiting programs can effectively engage and support families affected by substance use issues. This report describes what is known and […]

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COVID-19 Survival Kit

A handy guide for parents and families to thrive during the current health crisis Parenting is HARD work, and it’s work that can be even more difficult when we are facing stress and adversity. However, we know that there is nothing more important than the parent/child relationship in terms of future learning, behavior, and health. […]

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