The main goals of Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) are to avoid removing children from their family of origin whenever possible, and to help children achieve strong connectivity and permanency faster, preferably with relatives or other trusted loved ones. In collaboration with the Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS), local CASA programs and community partners, we are working to ensure that every child in foster care has the opportunity for lifelong connections.
TEXAS’ APPROACH TO FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
“It was a joy to attend the child’s 5th birthday party, the week she was reunited with her family, where over 30 extended family members attended. In my opinion, this reunification would not have happened without the CFE process.”
- CASA Volunteer