Fam. Code Section 264.201
Services by Department
(a)When the department provides services directly or by contract to an abused or neglected child and the child’s family, the services shall be designed to:
(1)prevent further abuse;
(2)alleviate the effects of the abuse suffered;
(3)prevent removal of the child from the home; and
(4)provide reunification services when appropriate for the return of the child to the home.
(b)The department shall emphasize ameliorative services for sexually abused children.
(c)The department shall provide or contract for necessary services to an abused or neglected child and the child’s family without regard to whether the child remains in or is removed from the family home. If parental rights have been terminated, services may be provided only to the child.
(d)The services may include in-home programs, parenting skills training, youth coping skills, and individual and family counseling. If the department requires or a court orders parenting skills training services through a parenting education program or practice, the program or practice must be an evidence-based program or practice or promising program or practice that is provided in the community in which the family resides, if available.
(e)The department may not provide and a court may not order the department to provide supervision for visitation in a child custody matter unless the department is a petitioner or intervener in the underlying suit.
Section 264.201 — Services by Department,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.264.htm#264.201 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).