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Parent Guidance Center has become the parent advocacy leader in Texas – analyzing the child welfare system, bringing the parent voice to the table, recommending changes to policies and procedures, informing where money should be spent, and making sure legislation works for families.  We attend meetings, participate on committees and round table discussions, train and consult with attorneys, and keep the parent voice in the forefront of high-level strategic discussions about CPS reform, mental health, homeschooling, medical choice and privacy protections when those platforms intersect with child welfare.

Parental Rights Policy Institute of Texas

The Parental Rights Policy Institute of Texas – three organizations that take child welfare cases in order to advocate for parents in the often unfair system that traumatizes the children and destroys the very families it proclaims to help. Parent Guidance Center, Family Rights Advocacy, and We the Parents are working together after realizing the significance of the parental rights perspective they share. With years of case-level evidence and experience Parental Rights Policy Institute will produce a clear understanding of what needs to truly change in order to save families and protect parental rights.

Please visit for more information and the first set of policies that will be worked on by the Institute and its partners.


The 86th Legislative Session is over and many battles were won in the name of PARENTAL RIGHTS!!

We would like to thank the multiple groups that worked together to accomplish the goal of maintaining and protecting parental rights during the 2019 legislative session.

Those of us who have been advocating for a number of years realize it takes the efforts of multiple friends and allies to maintain our freedom!!  No one group can take credit for it.  We all work together and in tandem – at times some in the foreground and others in the background  – to get the job done and protect all our rights.

Whether it’s meeting with legislators, making office visits, testifying on bills, dropping cards, calls and emails, sending alerts, or researching and sharing information – it takes many people and groups to stop bad bills or advance good bills, especially when these groups are facing powerful, well-funded industry lobbyists.

Thank you to everyone from the bottom of our hearts – SINE DIE!!