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Community-Based Care:

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.

DFPS CBC 2020 Implementation Plan

DFPS video introduction to CBC

North Texas Community-Based Care Environmental Assessment
DFPS REGIONS 3W (NON-CBC) AND 3E MARCH 2021



Additional Resources:

Become a Foster/Adopt Parent:
English: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Adoption_and_Foster_Care/Get_Started/steps.asp
Spanish: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Adoption_and_Foster_Care/About_TARE/Foster_Care/espanol.asp


CitySquare: https://www.citysquare.org


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: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/default.asp


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
English:  https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/foster-care/
 Spanish:   https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/hogares-sustitutos/


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 Parent to Parent:
English: https://www.txp2p.org/  
Spanish: https://www.txp2p.org/es/


Texas Youth Connection:  https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/txyouth/default.asp


TexProtects: https://www.texprotects.org/



Star Health: https://www.superiorhealthplan.com/members/medicaid/benefits-services/star-health.html


Star Health Provider Directory: https://www.superiorhealthplan.com/members/medicaid/find-a-provider.html


CPS databook: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/About_DFPS/Data_Book/Child_Protective_Services/


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/