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Texas Families: Together and Safe (TFTS)

Texas Families: Together and Safe funds community-based parent education programs in many areas of the state that have been shown to relieve stress and promote better parenting skills and behaviors to help families become self-sufficient and successfully nurture their children. The goals of TFTS are to help children stay in their own homes, and help local programs, government agencies, and families work together.

This program served 2,592 families in FY 2017.

Texas Home Visiting

The primary goals of the Texas Home Visiting program, including the Texas Nurse-Family Partnership program, are to support community-driven approaches to enhancing maternal child health, parent and child attachment, child development, child safety, family stability, and school readiness. Texas Home Visiting uses a multi-layer approach that supports direct services as well as development of early childhood systems in eligible communities.

Texas Home Visiting funds evidence-based home visiting services to at-risk pregnant women and the parents (or caregivers) of children up to age 5. It also funds early childhood coalitions that work to coordinate services and address broad community issues that affect young children and families. In FY 2017, Texas Home Visiting supported programs in 40 counties and reached a total of 7,766 families.