Upcoming Advocate Training Opportunities

COMMUNITY LINKS

Tarrant Cares - Call 2-1-1 for community resources based on location

Counseling (FREE) - female teens aged 12-17 and their caregivers 

Department of Family and Protective Services Handbook

Working with Teen Foster Youth - CASA links to helpful websites and publications

Victim Information and Notification Everyday - a free, anonymous telephone service that gives victims of crime information and notification about offender custody status and related court events

Tarrant County Jail Inmate Search 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Fort Worth Summer Camp - 10 weeks / $180 / various locations  

Special Needs Children's Resources

Mercy House - Residential program for single, pregnant women in need of physical and emotional support

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

Using Time Wisely: The Journey to a Safe, Healthy and Hope-filled Response to Child Maltreatment

Making Meaningful Connections

A Call for Radical Change in Child Protection Practice

Family Connections Oregon Demonstration Project: Executive Summary

Youth Informational Sheet

Founder of Family Finding Movement Interview Part 1

Founder of Family Finding Movement Interview Part 2

How to Improve Outcomes for Abused & Neglected Children

Realizing Permanency, Well-Being through Authentic Engagement

Youth Permanency Consult Sheet

Recommended CASA Booklist

Volunteer Self-Care - Understanding Secondary Trauma
 

PARENTING AND BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION

The Parenting Center - Provides family members and professionals with the tools, resources, and services to build successful families

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Information
 

FOSTER YOUTH AND “AGING OUT”

Texas Foster Youth “Aging Out” Guide

Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) Program

Foster Club: Online Foster Care Information

Foster Youth Aging Out Flyer


THE ROAD TO EQUITY

Introduction to Racial and Economic Disparities in Tarrant County
Provided by YWCA Fort Worth
Why the Wealth Gap Exists
Wealth Gap
Income Gap
Connecting the Dots


LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

Mission Arlington

Presbyterian Night Shelter

Reproductive Health Clinic (Fort Worth)

Safehaven of Tarrant County - Domestic violence shelters in Fort Worth and Arlington

New Day Services

ACH Child and Family Services - From family counseling to specialized services for teens and foster children, ACH helps families and youth experiencing conflict in the home, running away, reckless or criminal behavior, or school attendance and behavior problems

Millwood Hospital - A 122-bed facility in Arlington that provides inpatient and outpatient mental health and chemical dependency (substance abuse) care to children, adolescents, adults and older adults

The Excel Center of Fort Worth - A specialized day treatment center meeting the emotional, behavioral. and/or chemical dependency needs of children and adolescents ages 5 - 18; offering partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs Monday through Friday; an affiliate of Millwood Hospital, the Excel Center of Fort Worth is a less restrictive treatment environment than an inpatient facility

Lena Pope Home - Helps families stay happy, strong, and together through evidence-based practices and programs

The Women’s Center of Tarrant County / Rape Crisis and Victim Services, Counseling & Employment Services - Inspiring, teaching, and empowering women and families to overcome violence, crisis, and poverty