Travis County Collaborative for Children

Travis County Collaborative For Children

TCCC Vision: Children in foster care in Travis County will achieve dramatic healing and will find truly permanent, nurturing families more quickly than the state average. 

About

The Travis County Collaborative for Children (TCCC) is a multi-year collaboration involving local partners working together to improve the lives of foster children in Travis County. This research and training initiative aims to bring system-wide change to the care of foster children in Travis County, Texas during and after their time in state custody. The hope of this project is to establish a foster care system that is unparalleled in success, replicable in other locations, and is a model for state and national foster care reform.

The ultimate goal of the TCCC is to accelerate healing and speed to permanency for children in foster care based upon Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. The project aims to equip child welfare professionals, volunteers, teachers, church leaders, and others who come into contact with a foster child with cutting-edge, yet approachable tools and techniques that bring deep healing to vulnerable children.

History

TBRI® has grown in systems of care throughout Travis County as part of the TCCC since 2013. Our strategy roadmap gives some of the details of our history, as well as the outcomes of the collaborative.

TBRI® Strategy Roadmap

For more information about the milestones of each year, check out our year in review documents.

2016 Year In Review

2015 Year In Review

2014 Year In Review


Research

TBRI® Research: Summary of Outcomes

Examples of Research:

Decrease in behavioral problems and trauma symptoms amond at-risk adopted children following trauma-informed parent training intervention published in the Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 

Implementing Trust-Based Relational Intervention in a charter school at a residential facility for at-risk youth published in Contemporary School Psychology. 

Decrease in behavioral problems and trauma symptoms among at-risk adopted children following trauma-informed web-based trauma-informed parent training intervention published in the Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work. 

The importance of addressing complex trauma in schools: Implementing Trust-Based Relational Intervention in an elementary school published in ENGAGE: An International Journal on Research and Practices in School Engagement.

For more examples, visit our Research page.

Featured Media

These TBRI® Portrait videos feature individuals and organizations involved in the TCCC.

Training

These are the current TBRI® Training opportunities for the TCCC. A list of TBRI® Practitioners, many who practice in the Austin area, is available here.

TBRI® Peer to Peer Learning Sessions take place on the second Friday of each month. Individuals who work directly with children and are part of the TCCC are welcome to attend. For more information, contact info@missioncapital.org

 

For information on TCCC Partner Organizations, Leadership, or upcoming events, please visit Foster Community.