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 occurred at child welfare courts across Texas, beginning in June 2019. Recruitment is now closed.

Last quarter, we focused on exploring how youth build friendships and reconnections while entering young adulthood. You can read the highlights in our new blog posts on reconnecting with birth families and experiencing normalcy.

As of April 2022, we are proud to share that the TYPS team has…

TYPS Map Spring 2021