Initial Pilot Study Findings
The ongoing Texas Youth Permanency Study explores this question with youth currently in the foster care system in Texas. Preliminary findings suggest that:
- Authentic relationships matter most.
- Every child needs to feel normal.
- Authentic relationships and feeling normal foster well-being in adulthood.
Our TYPS Sheets
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- Participants will learn how experiences in foster care affect social development, outcomes and relationships
- Participants will learn how supporting normalcy activities can promote child wellbeing
- Participants will learn about best practices to promote normalcy and understand the legal protections afforded through the prudent parent standard