THE TRAVIS COUNTY
COLLABORATIVE FOR CHILDREN

About the Collaborative

The Travis County Collaborative for Children’s (TCCC) vision is that children in foster care in Central Texas will achieve dramatic healing and will find truly permanent, nurturing families in which they can thrive.

Our Goals

A healing, local family for every child in need: 200 new foster families

2 or fewer placements for every child

Positive, permanent placement in 2 years or less

The following four primary pillars support
the collaborative’s activities.

THEY PROPEL US
towards our goals.

Trauma-Informed Orgs. & Individuals

We have a shared understanding of what it means to be trauma-informed, and partner with the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University and local experts to equip organizations and individuals with Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) techniques.

Trauma-Informed Public Policy

We participate on the Statewide Collaborative for Trauma Informed Care and work with CPS, court system, and other policy makers to advocate for trauma-informed practices that heal children and that support and incentivize agencies and families who pursue trauma-informed healing.

 

Healing Families

Through Foster Community, we are working with partner organizations to amplify their efforts recruit and train foster families and supporting volunteers to meet the needs of Central Texas children in care.

 

Effective Collaboration

We operate as a highly-coordinated, sustainable, broad, and effective local collaboration that supports its partners well. For more information on partnership and to complete an application, click here.

For more information, contact Katy Bourgeois at katyb@missioncapital.org.

ADDITIONAL Resources

KPICD Resources

 

2019 TBRI Peer Coaching & Support Schedule

 

2018 Year In Review

 

Child Welfare Foster Family Gap Analysis

OUR Partners

  • “The growth that has happened in the six weeks we've had the kids is huge. It motivates us to keep going.”

    Matt

  • “…fostering is about more than kids.  It's about caring for the biological family and having compassion for their circumstances.”

    Jessica

  • “We need people that are willing to go the extra mile. Just having someone that we can call and talk to when we are having a bad day or someone just to have as an emergency contact.”

    Chante

  • “It's hard work but immensely rewarding. Fostering is the best thing I'm ever going to do in my life.”

    Jillian

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