New TXICFW Study Published on Caregivers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact on Children’s Social-Emotional Challenges

New TXICFW Study Published on Caregivers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact on Children’s Social-Emotional Challenges

In their most recent published article, TXICFW’s Dr. Tina Adkins, Ph.D., Swetha Nulu, MPH, and Kaitlyn Doerge, MSSW, examined foster parents’ history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and their impact in providing optimal care to youth. You can read the full article here. If you’re pressed for time but would like to learn more about this… Read more »

Available Position: Senior Academic Program Coordinator

Available Position: Senior Academic Program Coordinator

Job Description: This position will direct the Child Welfare Education Collaboration (CWEC) program, serve as Field Coordinator for Child Protective Services (CPS) and supervise interns and CPS staff in final field placement. —- Job Details: General Notes This is a grant-funded position and reassignment will be based on performance, progress toward research goals and continuation… Read more »

Latest Research in Creating Networks for Youth in Care

Latest Research in Creating Networks for Youth in Care

Check out these short research summaries from other experts in the field + learn their implications for practice! Foster mothers’ parenting stress and coparenting quality: An examination of the moderating role of support. (2018) Richardson, E. W., Futris, T. G., Mallette, J. K., & Campbell, A. The quality of the relationship between foster caregivers who are co-parenting… Read more »

Available Position: Communications Specialist

Available Position: Communications Specialist

Job Description: This position will be an essential part of the communications team and will assist with the planning, creation and distribution of digital content for the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing including social media, website and digital marketing campaigns related to TXPOP. —- Job Details: General Notes This is a grant-funded position… Read more »

May 2021 News From the Field

May 2021 News From the Field

Welcome to our May 2021 News from the Field monthly feature! This is an extension of the bottom of our newsletter. We will be providing you with some of the latest news, resources, and local & national professional development opportunities. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month, we… Read more »

“I’m not going to school, and I don’t have a job. There really isn’t a way for me to even have friends”: The impact of COVID on connections at school and with peers

“I’m not going to school, and I don’t have a job. There really isn’t a way for me to even have friends”: The impact of COVID on connections at school and with peers

By Barbara Ball, Ph.D., LPC-AT School connectedness is an important protective factor for youth and refers to their relationships with school personnel and peers; their commitment to learning; and participation in school activities. Some studies show that a sense of connectedness in school may allow youth in foster care to more effectively navigate challenges and… Read more »

TYPS May 2021 Update

TYPS May 2021 Update

Every few months we’ll be updating you on the progress made on the Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS) conducted by UT Austin, in partnership with Upbring and sponsored by The Reissa Foundation and The Simmons Foundation. This study is a 5-year longitudinal study following 500 foster youth who are 14 – 21 years old at time of recruitment. Participant recruitment occurs at child… Read more »