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Serving children, supporting families

We leverage the strengths of our staff and resources to insure that every child can grow and prosper in a structured and loving environment

Foster care and adoption resources

Foster parents face a unique challenge in caring for foster children in their homes. We put together vital resources that can help guide them along with some helpful links for additional support.

Recognizing Abuse or Neglect

Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child: A Guide for Professionals

Need for Normalcy

This course will help you understand the need for children in your care to have a normal living environment.

Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care

This training is a free resource for child welfare system caregivers, professionals, advocates, stakeholders and members of the public who are interested in learning about the impact of trauma.

Caregiver training

This training is for Child Protective Services (CPS) staff, relatives and kinship caregivers, foster parents, residential providers, and youth medical consenters.

Medical Consent Training For Caregivers

This training is for anyone who makes medical decisions for children in the legal custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)

Texas Abuse Hotline 

The Department of Family and Protective Services provides this secure website for reporting suspicions of abuse, neglect and exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or people 65 years or older.

Harris County Resources for Children and Adults

Harris County Resources for Children and Adults provides services to support these abused and neglected children and youth who are in the care and custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Texas Department of Family Protective Services

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) protects children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

ABA Know Your Rights Guide 

Understand your rights as a parent.

Get Parenting Tips

These services are offered by local agencies under contract to the Prevention and Early Intervention division of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. These programs offer services to parents and children to strengthen families.

Report abuse or neglect

If you believe a child is experiencing neglect or abuse please call 1-800-252-5400 or visit Texas Abuse Hotline