Chapin Hall opposes directive to Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services

Misguided directive contradicts mission of agency

As a national leader in the field of child welfare dedicated to studying and promoting the safety and well-being of children, youth, and families, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago opposes Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s directive to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate any reported instances of gender-affirming care as child abuse.

Years of research and practice show that supporting children and youth during their development is critical to their well-being. Denying gender-affirming