Every few months we’ll be updating you on the progress made on the Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS). This study is a 5-year longitudinal study following 500 foster youth who are 14 – 21 years old at time of recruitment. Participant recruitment occurs at child welfare courts across Texas.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we have focused on staying in touch with our study participants through quarterly follow-up surveys and phone interviews. A total of 112 of our 195 study participants have responded to at least one follow-up survey. Right now, we are busy interviewing youth to learn how COVID-19 is affecting their placements and relationships with caregivers, peers, and birth families.

As of July 21st, 2020, we are proud to share that the TYPS team has…

infographic July 21 TYPS

Judges Recruitment Map

Judges Map March 2020