Community-Based Care (CBC) is a re-imagined approach to foster care that gives local communities the flexibility to draw on local strengths and resources and find innovative ways to meet the unique and individual needs of children and their families. CBC includes many of the services that Child Protective Services (CPS) normally provides, including foster care, case management, kinship, and reunification services. For more information, visit the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) CBC Website or visit the resources below to find out how CBC will change foster care in North Texas.
Become a Foster/Adopt Parent:
Community Based Care (CBC): https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/Foster_Care/Community-Based_Care/default.asp
Dallas CASA: https://www.dallascasa.org/
DFPS Education for Children Resource Guide: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/handbooks/CPS/Resource_Guides/Education_Resource_Guide.pdf
DFPS Kinship Care Manual: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Protection/Kinship_Care/documents/KinshipManual.pdf
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): https://www.nctsn.org/
Our Community Our Kids (OCOK): https://www.ourcommunity-ourkids.org/
Sesame Street in Communities: Foster Care
Superior STAR Health: https://www.superiorhealthplan.com/members/medicaid/benefits-services/star-health.html
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS): https://tacfs.org/
Texas Youth Connection: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/txyouth/default.asp
Star Health Provider Directory: https://www.superiorhealthplan.com/members/medicaid/find-a-provider.html
CPS Monthly Data Dashboard: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Monthly_Data/default.asp
TACFS Capacity Crisis Page https://tacfs.org/policy/foster-care-capacity/
Aunt Bertha/Find Help https://www.findhelp.org/
Affordable Connectivity Program – DOWNLOAD FLIER HERE
AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
A new federal program is available to help low-income families obtain internet and computer services. Offering discounts up to $30 per month on internet services and up to $100 on the purchase of a computer, laptop or tablet, the program is accepting applications now.
For more details, download the flier here.