Trauma-Informed Advocacy for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Following the Trauma-Informed Care survey and report, the Children’s Commission, Texas CASA, and the Shield Ayers Foundation created a one-hour training to introduce trauma-informed care to Attorneys ad Litem, Guardians ad Litem and CASA volunteers. The presentation includes strategies for advocating for children in courtrooms, schools, and placements to meet each child’s unique needs. 

One-hour of MCLE credit is available for this on-demand presentation. For more information, please visit the Continuing Legal Education page. 

THECB Tuition and Fee Waiver

The tuition and fee waiver in the Texas Education Code offers eligible young adults the opportunity to attend any Texas public institution of higher education without the payment of tuition and fees. In response to a concern that the process to activate the waiver is difficult, the Foster Care and Education Postsecondary Education Workgroup created the “Foster Care College Tuition & Fee Waiver Process” map.

A short video entitled “THECB Tuition and Fee Waiver” was also created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in partnership with Sam Houston State University, DFPS, and the Postsecondary workgroup. The video clarifies the eligibility criteria for the state tuition and fee waiver and explains how the waiver can be utilized in Texas.