Sec. 265.152: Outcomes of Evidence-Based Parenting Education

The department shall ensure that a parenting education program provided under this chapter achieves favorable behavioral outcomes in at least two of the following areas:

(1) improved cognitive development of children;

(2) increased school readiness of children;

(3) reduced child abuse, neglect, and injury;

(4) improved child safety;

(5) improved social-emotional development of children;

(6) improved parenting skills, including nurturing and bonding;

(7) improved family economic self-sufficiency;

(8) reduced parental involvement with the criminal justice system; and

(9) increased paternal involvement and support.


Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1257 (H.B. 2630), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2015.

Redesignated from Family Code, Section 265.102 by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 24.001(9), eff. September 1, 2017.