Resource Letter:

For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Welfare Cases

July 6, 2023

DFPS Listening Session on Behavioral Health Services

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is holding three virtual listening sessions to address behavioral health services for children and youth.

For more information, please see the full announcement and links from DFPS below.

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DFPS wants to hear from you!

DFPS is hosting virtual listening sessions to learn ways to improve access to behavioral health services for youth in DFPS care and youth at risk of coming into care. Behavioral health services include in-patient and out-patient mental health and substance use services. 

DFPS wants to hear and learn from you about:

  • What is working well.
  • What is not working.
  • Your experiences with learning about and getting behavioral health services for youth.
  • Your ideas on how to improve behavioral health services for youth.

Listening Session Schedule

Please attend the virtual session that’s most convenient for you.


Email your questions to DFPS Management Consulting Group.


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For a complete list of Resource Letters, please visit the Children's Commission webpage. Information provided by the Children’s Commission should not be read as a commentary by the Supreme Court of Texas or any other court. The Children’s Commission website is not equipped to facilitate dialogue or conversation about matters related to the information in this communique. For more information about the Children’s Commission, please visit our website.