Alissa Betancourt, Adoption Specialist
DFPS - CPS Office
#7 Briercroft Office Park
Lubbock TX 79412
Department of Family and Protective Services
Our agency is a child placing agency within Child Protective Services and is a branch of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The goal is to provide safety, permanency, and loving homes for the children in our care, whether those homes be foster, adoptive, or homes with relatives. We provide training and licensing for foster, adoptive, and relative homes on a regular basis at our Lubbock office.
What is PRIDE?
Child Protective Services (CPS) recognizes that 16 hours of pre-service training for foster parents is insufficient. Therefore, CPS requires potential foster parents to attend Parent Resource Information Development Education (PRIDE) as part of the family’s required pre-service training.
Texas PRIDE is a 35-hour competency-based training program that is co-trained by an agency staff member and a foster or adoptive parent. PRIDE provides prospective foster families with base knowledge of information on caring for children in the child welfare system. It also covers topics such as child attachment, loss and grief, discipline and behavior intervention, effects of abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, working with the child welfare system, and the effects of fostering and adopting on the family.
Through collaborative efforts with the Texas Alliance, a statewide advocacy organization that represents many private CPA’s in Texas, DFPS has made PRIDE available to private CPA’s.
Events & Info Meetings
First Info meeting each month is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month here at Briercroft at 7:00 p.m.
We have 2nd Info Meetings each month are on the 4th Thursday of each month at Briercroft at 6:00 p.m.