Every few months we’ll be updating you on the progress made on the Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS) conducted by UT Austin, in partnership with Upbring and sponsored by The Reissa Foundation and The Simmons Foundation. 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.

Las quarter, we focused on how COVID-19 is affecting youth, their placements, and their relationships with caregivers, peers, and birth families. This quarter, we explore youth engagement in court proceedings and case planning.

As of February 10th, we are proud to share that the TYPS team has…

February 2021 updated infographic

Judges Map October 2020