Bill Text: TX SB1290 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or minor parents.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-07 - Referred to Health & Human Services [SB1290 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1290-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Watson S.B. No. 1290
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to information for foster children who are pregnant or
  minor parents.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 264, Family Code, is
  amended by adding Section 264.130 to read as follows:
         Sec. 264.130.  PREGNANCY AND PARENTING INFORMATION. The
  department at developmentally appropriate stages shall ensure to
  children in the managing conservatorship of the department who are
  pregnant or who are minor parents receive information on and
  support in providing safe environments for children, including
  information and support regarding:
               (1)  safe sleeping arrangements;
               (2)  suggestions for childproofing potentially
  dangerous settings in a home;
               (3)  child development and methods to cope with
  challenging behaviors;
               (4)  selection of appropriate substitute caregivers;
               (5)  a child's early brain development, including the
  importance of meeting an infant's developmental needs by providing
  positive experiences and avoiding adverse experiences;
               (6)  the importance of paternal involvement in a
  child's life and methods for co-parenting;
               (7)  the benefits of reading, talking, and singing to
  young children; 
               (8)  the importance of prenatal and postpartum care for
  both the mother and infant including the impact of and signs for
  perinatal mood disorders;
               (9)  family planning counseling to postpone unplanned
  subsequent pregnancies;
               (11)  infant nutrition and the importance of
  breastfeeding; and
               (12)  healthy relationships, including the prevention
  of intimate partner violence.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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