What Do Child Welfare Boards Do?
TCCWB and local boards want people to be knowledgeable and concerned about prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Members work at a grassroots level to develop programs that meet a community’s needs. Child welfare boards may:
- Independently, or in collaboration with “rainbow room” groups, work to meet the tangible needs of children receiving CPS services
- Host holiday celebrations and other special events for caseworkers and foster children
- Provide support for family group decision making meetings, foster parent training, and foster youth conferences
- Sponsor public awareness events to promote child abuse prevention and recruit foster and adoptive homes
- Coordinate with courts and judges in pioneering solutions that support children and families and work to eliminate abuse
What are Rainbow Rooms?
Rainbow Rooms are an emergency resource center available to CPS caseworkers to help them meet the critical needs of abused and neglected children. Stocked with all new items, Rainbow Rooms provide clothing, shoes, underwear, baby formula, school supplies and hygiene items to children entering foster or relative care and children in their own homes who live below the poverty line.
When is Texas GO BLUE DAY in 2017?
Texas GO BLUE DAY 2017 is scheduled for Friday April 7th, 2017.
How can I volunteer in my community?
Contact your Regional Board for opportunities in your area.