Texas The IDTA partnering organizations consisted of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Department of State Health Services; Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; Texas Office Court Administration; Supreme Court Task Force on Foster Care; and Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates. The IDTA sought to build a sustainable, family focused, integrated behavioral health service system to strengthen, stabilize and unify families involved with the child welfare system.

The state participated in two rounds of IDTA, seeking to build on the collaborative relationships and products resulting from the previous IDTA, to address new or emerging cross-systems issues and challenges, and to coordinate and leverage other initiatives and partnerships. The following summarizes the major accomplishment and product of the IDTA:

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      Brief Focused Technical Assistance Description(330 KB)

      National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, 2020

      This document provides an overview of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare’s (NCSACW) Brief Focused Technical Assistance (BFTA) program. Available to states, communities, and tribes, BFTA supports sites’ development and implementation of collaborative, cross-system strategies to improve outcomes for infants affected by prenatal substance exposure and their families and caregivers.

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