Partner with TFYHI to Improve Sexual Health Outcomes for Youth in Care!

Request for Proposals

The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI) builds relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health and prevent dating abuse, unwanted teen pregnancies, and STIs among child welfare-involved youth.

TFYHI is a partnership between the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing, the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, andĀ Healthy Futures of Texas. The TFYHI team is developing and testing innovative interventions for youth in care, foster caregivers, child welfare professionals, and child-placing organizations, with a focus on helping youth in foster care make informed decisions about their sexual health and relationships.

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), TFYHI is seeking to partner with agencies serving children in the Department of Family and Protective Services areas of Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and the Rio Grande Valley to pilot and test interventions for youth, foster caregivers, and staff. Interventions are trauma-informed and inclusive, build skills for communication and healthy relationships, increase knowledge about sexual development and sexual and reproductive health, and provide resources and ongoing technical assistance.

Selected agencies will participate in an organizational needs assessment, receive training for foster caregivers and staff, coordinate sexuality and relationship education programs for youth, and review organizational policies to support sexual health among youth.

The RFP, selection of applicants, and subcontracts are coordinated and administered by the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies. Four agencies will be selected to receive a subcontract beginning September 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023. The award ceiling is $40,000 with the final amount depending on the scope of proposed work.