Building Bridges Initiative Texas identifies and promotes best practices and policies for youth and families receiving residential interventions. The goals of the initiative are to reduce readmission to residential settings, strengthen youth and family engagement in treatment planning, and sustain long-term positive life outcomes.
BBI is a national initiative. In partnership with the State of Texas and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies shares the principles of BBI with general residential operation in Texas through trainings, strategic planning assistance, and other forms of support.
BBI Interventions Are:
Strengths-based Family-driven Youth-guided Collaborative Individualized Evidence informed Culturally and linguistically competent
Implementing Best Residential Practices:
Getting from Here to There
Full-Day Four-Part Building Bridges Initiative Virtual Conference
The Building Bridges Initiative Texas will host a four part, full-day virtual training event on September 9, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to focus on best practices in residential care. The conference will include frequent short breaks and a half-hour break for lunch. All four parts of the full-day training will build upon the previous session to support residential stakeholders as they look toward implementation of the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). This training event will aim to give participants a take-home plan of strategies that focus not only on compliance with FFPSA, but also best practices that produce positive outcomes for youth and their families.
BBI Quality Improvement Cohort: Interest Letter Deadline Extended
Residential child welfare providers are invited to join the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies and the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) on May 18
Children’s Residential and Community Services Association Conference: Preconference Brainstorming Session for Family Partners
Family Partners can receive free preconference registration and a $700 travel stipend to attend the Children’s Residential and Community Services Association Conference. Participants are also
BBI to Provide Technical Assistance to Residential Programs
The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is excited to be embarking on a new project of providing technical assistance to selected residential programs that have already
Get to Know a TACFS Partner: Building Bridges Initiative
Meet Lloyd Bullard, Senior Consultant at National Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI). BBI and TACFS have a shared passion for prevention and intervention programs that center
Building Bridges Initiative Virtual Conference
Texas state oversight agency leaders have shared interest in and commitment to continuing to improve residential practices to support improved long-term outcomes post-residential discharge for