Texas Youth Permanency Study: Authentic Relationships Matter Most

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Texas Youth Permanency Study: Authentic Relationships Matter Most

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M.D. Anderson Library - Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion (2nd Floor) 4333 University Drive Houston, TX 77204

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This March, Upbring and the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing released the pilot report from the Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS). The study asks whether the child welfare system's focus on legal permanency (adoption, reunification, kinship care) for children in foster care is sufficient— and offers an alternative model to give youth everything they need to succeed in adulthood. Be the first in your community to hear directly from the research team about these groundbreaking findings.


10 - Registration

10:15 - Opening remarks from Upbring

10:30 - Texas Youth Permanency Study pilot findings

11:30 - Light lunch served

Noon - Panel with foster care alumni

1 - Closing remarks

Sponsored by The Simmons Foundation and co-hosted by the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Registration includes light lunch and CEUs (Social Work, LPC).