Over the past 3 years, our Texas Permanency Study has followed 197 youth in foster care to discover what helps them thrive in adulthood. Our final report shows that supporting better outcomes in emerging adulthood means:


  • Prioritizing lasting connections with caring adults, peers, and community
  • Providing an environment conducive to normal and developmentally appropriate social experiences
  • Supporting the development of competency through experiential learning
  • Increasing social emotional wellbeing through mental health services and sexual health and relationship education
To learn more about the TYPS project and our recommendations, check out our full report below. And make sure to sign up for TXICFW’s newsletter to stay up-to-date on future research findings!


Read more in our full report!


Read the executive summary here!


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