The Child Welfare Playbook surfaces and scales promising practices to increase child and family wellbeing

When a child is removed from the care of their parents, it’s a tragic situation, even if it’s necessary at the time. There are a lot of promising practices that ensure a child’s placement in foster care is safe, supportive, and as ideal as possible given the tough circumstances.   The problem is that those promising […]

ICYMI: Texas Public Policy Foundation brings left and right together to reform foster care

Collaboration across political divides is necessary to solve big problems. And, as Texas Monthly has reported, that cooperation is possible even in polarized places like the Lone Star State.  With leadership from Stand Together Trust grantee Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), state lawmakers recently approved reforms to Texas’s troubled Child Protective Services (CPS) system that will keep more children with their parents. TPPF and a strong cross-ideological coalition of organizations worked with Republican and Democratic lawmakers to advocate for the “revolutionary” changes.     As Houston-area lawyer Tara Grigg-Green explained to Texas Monthly, […]

Stand Together Trust announces micro-award winners

Stand Together Trust (STT) is proud to announce the recipients of a total of $5,000 in micro awards for the “Re-imagining the Social Safety Net as an Innovation Commons” incubator, funded by STT.

Innovating through Polyplexus incubators

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