A. Factors in Determining Best Interest of Children

Factors in Determining Best Interest of Children, include, but are not limited to:

•   Child's age and physical and mental vulnerabilities;

•   Frequency and nature of out-of-home placements;

•   History of abusive or assaultive conduct by the child's family or others with access to home;

•   History of substance abuse by child's family or others with access to home;

•   Whether the perpetrator of the harm to child has been identified; and

•   For children 16 years of age or older, whether permanency plan includes services to help the child transition to independent living. See Tex. Fam. Code § 263.307.