Let’s Get It Right
When it comes to improving long-term outcomes for all Texas children, advocacy plays an important role across the full spectrum of protective factors known to drive positive life outcomes. At Upbring, we have a responsibility to “get it right” for Texas’ children, families and communities, and we proudly join with other leading voices of child advocacy in these efforts.
Breaking the cycle of child abuse is a complex social challenge that requires the involvement of all sectors of the Texas economy and society. This challenge cannot be solved by government or the faith-based nonprofit sector alone. We need all of Texas to be part of the conversation and the solutions.
The good news is that child welfare is a front burner issue in the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature as never before. Governor Abbott declared child welfare to be the first of his emergency items, legislative leaders have committed to address investment in what has been a chronically underfunded system, and members are considering a wide range of innovations to achieve better outcomes.
We approach advocacy efforts from a positive perspective – viewing the system’s challenges as a great opportunity to drive transformative change. We celebrate the good news that every day, millions of Texas parents answer the call and do a great job of bringing up their children – as do our hundreds of Upbring foster families who provide loving and stable homes.
Until that is every Texas’ child’s reality, we will continue to drive the conversation around why it is so important that Texas express “Faith in Every Future” and how we can elevate expectations for what every childhood should be in the halls of the Texas Capitol, in the many local communities we are privileged to serve, and among all Texans.
We invite you to join us in this work!
Please contact Knox Kimberly at [email protected] or 512.567.6929 for more information.
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Successful advocacy for change is a team sport. Upbring is grateful for advocacy alliances.