Created by: V . Danette Cummings, Taylor County CWB. The mission of TCCWB is to support a statewide network of volunteers concerned with the welfare of children, especially those who are abused and neglected.
V. Danette Cummings, Taylor County CWB
The mission of TCCWB is to support a statewide network of volunteers concerned with the welfare of children, especially those who are abused and neglected.
The mission of the regional council is to advocate for the welfare of children and to assist local boards in achieving their goals. Regional councils provide training and information on regional and statewide issues. Presentations may include information from the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards; information about current CPS initiatives and CPS policies/ procedures; legislative issues related to Child Protective Services and local regional issues impacting services to families and children.
The regional councils operate according to each region’s needs and wishes. In most instances, each local board elects one or two delegates as their representative to the regional council.
Each regional council elects two to three members to represent their council at the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards. For specifics, refer to the TCCWB bylaws.
An active and effective CWB possesses a clear sense of purpose and a strong organizational framework. Members are well-informed and able to commit the time required for CWB meetings and activities. Each CWB should have:
Members are expected to know and comply with the requirements of the Open Meetings Act, Government Code 551.
State law requires members, as appointed officials, to receive training on the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act within 90 days from the date of the appointment.
Must print a copy of course completion certificate and file a copy with the county clerk.
Giving Texas Children Promise and
Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards
have been partnering agencies since
Many local CWBs also serve as the local board for GTCP.
Some communities have separate boards but work together to be supportive in the common mission of serving abused and neglected children of Texas.
The Rainbow Room is an emergency resource center available to CPS caseworkers to help them meet the critical needs of abused and neglected children. Rainbow Rooms stock new items that go directly to children entering foster or relative care and children in their own homes who live below the poverty line.
Hello, I’m Cathy Smith, the CVS worker for Johnny Hurtmealot. CPS has PMC of Johnny, a 10 yo male whose MO and PP were found RTB for PHAB and SXAB. As the FP, we need you to attend an ARD meeting as the SP for the child who recently had an FIE where he was said to qualify as SI, OHI, and SLD. They will need to review his IEP's and request an FBA so they can develop a BIP.
CVS – ConservatorshipCPS – Child Protective ServicesPMC-Permanent Managing ConservatorshipMO- MotherPP – Parent’s paramourRTB- Reason to BelievePHAB-Physical AbuseSXAB-Sexual AbuseFP-Foster ParentSP-Surrogate ParentARD-Admission, Review & DismissalFIE-Full & Individual Initial EvaluationSI-Sensory IntegrationOHI-Other Health ImpairmentSLD-Specific Learning DisabilityIEP-Individual Education Program (Plan)FBA-Functional Behavior AssessmentBIP-Behavior Intervention Plan
Community Awareness events center around making the community aware of issues surrounding child abuse/neglect. CAEs are also good opportunities to educate the community about CWBs and to recruit for new members.
on TCCWB website http://www.tccwb.org
Questions And Answers How can TCCWB support your local board?Contact: TCCWB Executive Director, Shannon Ireland, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-484-8598