Senate Committee on Health and Human Services: Recurrence of Child Abuse and Neglect [Texas]. April 20, 2016. [Presentation Slides].
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
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Austin, TX 78751
This slideshow presentation discusses findings from a study that examined the process used by Texas Child Protective Services to track recurrence of child abuse and neglect, and the differences in recurrence of child abuse and neglect among families who received child protective services, families who received no services and had their cases closed, and families who had their children removed from the home. Findings indicate: the rate of recurrence has not changed significantly over the last 5 years; using federal measures of recurrence, recurrence in Texas is lower than the national average; recurrence is highest for children who return home from Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) conservatorship as these children are generally in the highest risk families; and currently, DFPS only reports recurrence for children but will add perpetrators to recurrence reporting in the FY16 Databook. Prevention and Early Intervention program efforts to target the recurrence of child abuse or neglect are reviewed, and recommendations are made for improving data tracking and the use of data.
child abuse; child neglect; prevention; prevention programs; recurrence; Texas; reentry; family reunification