Texas Launches Get Parenting Tips Campaign

New website supports parents during COVID and beyond The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is offering a new website filled with free tips and expert advice to help parents navigate the many challenges of child rearing – from pregnancy through the teen years. GetParentingTips.com contains 30 original articles, authored by experts in a variety of fields as well as in-house articles based on authoritative sources and the latest research. Articles are grouped by […]

DFPS Email Addresses Are Changing

The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) will be changing email addresses over several months beginning in November. All DFPS email addresses ending in @dfps.state.tx.us will change to addresses ending in @dfps.texas.gov. This will make DFPS email addresses easier to remember and align them with those of many other Texas state agencies. There is nothing you need to do right now. Emails to or from DFPS will not be disrupted during this transition. New emails sent to […]

Keep Kids Safe Around Water this Memorial Day

29 children and teens have drowned in Texas this year   Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer, but also the start of the most dangerous period for child drownings – Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Last year, 107 kids and teens drowned in Texas and 29 have already drowned so far this year. While the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas have been trouble spots in the past, there is no dominant pattern this […]