FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO CHILD WELFARE BOARDS DO?
The Texas Council Child Welfare Board (TCCWB) and local boards aim to promote awareness and action towards preventing and treating child abuse and neglect. They operate at a grassroots level, developing programs tailored to the needs of their communities. Some of the initiatives that Child Welfare boards undertake include:
Collaborating with "rainbow room" groups to address the material needs of children in CPS services.
Organizing holiday celebrations and special events for caseworkers and foster children.
Supporting family group decision making meetings, foster parent training, and foster youth conferences.
Hosting public awareness events to raise awareness about child abuse prevention and recruit foster and adoptive homes.
Working with courts and judges to pioneer solutions that support children and families and eliminate abuse."
WHAT ARE RAINBOW ROOMS?
"The Rainbow Room serves as a resource center for children entering the foster care system. It is a crucial facility that Child Protective Services (CPS) workers rely on to provide essential personal items to these children, who often arrive with little or no clothing or personal belongings. The Rainbow Room helps to normalize the lives of these children by providing new items such as clothing, shoes, hygiene products, and school supplies, thus enabling CPS workers to meet the critical needs of children entering care."
WHEN IS TEXAS GO BLUE DAY IN 2023?
Texas GO BLUE Day is scheduled for Friday April 8th, 2023.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER IN MY COMMUNITY?
Contact your Regional Board for opportunities in your area.
TCCWB REGIONAL BOARDS
The Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards consists of 11 Regional Council Boards, which in turn are composed of 191 local county boards, covering the entire state. The local county boards work in collaboration with the corresponding regional council boards, while the regional council boards serve as the intermediary between the local county boards and the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards (TCCWB) at the state level.