TFYHI 6 Month Progress Report: July – December 2020

TFYHI 6 Month Progress Report: July – December 2020

March 4th, 2021 We are excited to share the 6-month progress report for the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI)! As the first statewide learning community of its kind in Texas, this Initiative is meant to build relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health for child welfare-involved youth. Our goal… Read more »

February 2021 News from the Field

February 2021 News from the Field

Welcome to our February 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,… Read more »

“When I started sitting in court, things started to come together”: The importance of attending and speaking up in child welfare court

“When I started sitting in court, things started to come together”: The importance of attending and speaking up in child welfare court

By Barbara Ball, Ph.D., LPC-AT From June through August 2020, we interviewed 54 youth (ages 15 – 20) who are currently participating in the Texas Youth Permanency Study. We wanted to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences with the child welfare court system, and especially their participation in the court process. Existing research on outcomes… Read more »

January 2021 News from the Field

January 2021 News from the Field

Welcome to our January 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,… Read more »

Ball, B., Sevillano, L., Faulkner, M. & Belseth, T. (2021). Agency, genuine support, and emotional connection: Experiences that promote relational permanency in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review(121). DOI: 10.1080/15548732.2020.1850602.

Ball, B., Sevillano, L., Faulkner, M. & Belseth, T. (2021). Agency, genuine support, and emotional connection: Experiences that promote relational permanency in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review(121). DOI: 10.1080/15548732.2020.1850602. To read a brief synopsis of this publication’s findings, click here.

December 2020 News From The Field

December 2020 News From The Field

Welcome to our December 2020 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,… Read more »

Just Published: Girasol’s 2 Year Report

Just Published: Girasol’s 2 Year Report

Girasol was launched in September of 2018 as a culmination of over two years of volunteer work with immigrants in detention and training for the professionals who serve them. In Girasol’s two year report, you’ll learn more about what we have accomplished and what is on the horizon as we continue to work at the… Read more »