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DFPS Prevention and Early Intervention special initiatives include the Get Parenting Tips website, an annual parenting tips calendar, and the annual Partners in Prevention Training Conference.

Get Parenting Tips: A website offering support for parents to foster child safety and prevent child abuse. Includes a vast amount of resources for parents including:

  • Parenting Tips: These tips for parents give advice from top experts.
  • Videos: Animated and real-life videos for parents of all ages.
  • Local Support: Resources for concrete support in your area.
  • Free Downloads: Colorful resources, including an annual calendar with parenting tips for each month of the year.

Annual Partners in Prevention training conference: The next Partners in Prevention Conference will take place Tuesday, November 14 (Grantee Day) through Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Youth Ambassador Initiative writing contest: This spring the Youth Ambassador Initiative supporting the Prevention and Early Intervention division of the Department of Family and Protective Services, also now the Family Support Services division in Chapter 137 of the Human Resources Code, launched its first writing contest, designed and led by youth, to raise awareness on issues they face. Throughout the submissions, readers get a glimpse into how youth are adjusting to post-pandemic life, as well as insights into the supports they receive from programs in which they are involved. A key thread between the submissions is how youth are overcoming challenges regarding feeling stuck in their circumstances and finding the motivation and discipline to overcome that challenge. Read the full article and hear from the voice of youth!