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  • Approaching a Child Protective Services case as an incarcerated parent
    Approaching a Child Protective Services case as an incarcerated parent

    The Department of Family and Protective Services ( DFPS ) investigates situations that involve abuse and/or neglect of a child. If it is suspected that your child has been abused or neglected a person ...

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  • Foster Care, Child Protective Services and your Texas family
    Foster Care, Child Protective Services and your Texas family

    What does it mean for Child Protective Services ( CPS ) to become involved with your family? It’s probably become pretty obvious to you that CPS is not contacting you for something good. It’s likely ...

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  • Foster Care and its relation to your Texas CPS case
    Foster Care and its relation to your Texas CPS case

    When your child is removed as a part of a Texas Child Protective Services ( CPS ) case and placed into foster care it would be natural on some level to view the foster family as something of an enemy. ...

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  • An Overview of the Texas Foster Care System
    An Overview of the Texas Foster Care System

    The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services ( DFPS ) has underneath its governance a division known as Child Protective Services ( CPS ). This agency is responsible for protecting children ...

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  • The Indian Child Welfare Act Examined
    The Indian Child Welfare Act Examined

    Because of the special circumstances surrounding Native American children, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was created in 1978. The Act requires child welfare organizations across the nation, ...

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  • The role of the non offending parent in a Child Protective Services case
    The role of the non offending parent in a Child Protective Services case

    Supposed that you are a parent of a child who was recently removed by CPS from your home. What’s more, now CPS has gone to court and asked a judge for an order that allows them to keep conservatorship ...

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