The Texas Center for Child & Family Studies (the Center) is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) division to sustainably implement a Family Resource Center Initiative with PEI selected grantees. Through training, technical assistance, and programmatic leadership, the Center seeks to advance PEI’s vision to grow FRC programming and practices that support families and communities to be strong, healthy, and successful reducing the likelihood of child maltreatment through research-based protective factors.
The Family Resource Center (FRC) model is research-informed and well-aligned with the Strengthening Families Approach. Anchored in communities and grounded in the National Family Support Network’s (NFSN) Standards of Quality, FRCs are convenient school or community-based hubs of support, services, and opportunities for families. Common services offered by FRCs include parenting support, access to resources, child development activities, and parent leadership development.