By Rowena Fong Child welfare interventions that target adoptive/guardianship homes on the brink of disruption/ dissolution are often provided too late and therefore do not serve the best interests of children and families. These families need appropriate, culturally responsive supports and services to address the unique behavioral, mental-health, and medical issues that threaten stability and long-term… Read more »
Schergen, L., & Campos, H., (May 12th, 2015) Positive Sex Ed: Infusing trauma-informed approaches with evidence-based curricula. Oral Presentation to abstinence education providers in Brownsville, TX
Adkins, T. (2015, April). Trauma and youth. Presentation at the Healthy Youth Partnership meeting, Austin, TX.
Faulkner, M., & Schergen, L., (April 24th, 2015) Positive Sex Ed: Infusing trauma-informed approaches with evidence-based curricula. Oral Presentation to a group of foster parents in Austin, TX
Faulkner, M., (April 23, 2015) Positive Sex Ed: Infusing trauma-informed approaches with evidence-based curricula. Oral Presentation to a Human Sexuality course at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX.
Adkins, T., Fonagy, P. & Luyten, P. (2015, March). Can we improve foster parents’ ability to see themselves from the outside and their children from the inside? Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia.
By Reyna Rutan, President of Youth Leadership Council for DFPS Region 7 I entered foster care when I was in 5th grade. Right away, I changed schools. I met awesome kids and families and I began to feel more comfortable in my new environment. I soon became friends with many of the kids in my grade and… Read more »
Ashley Payne, Youth Specialist, Fostering Horns Program Jeni Brazeal, Program Coordinator, Healthy Youth Partnership The Christmas lights go up, the smell of fresh cut Christmas trees are all around, stockings are hung so Santa can fill them and cookies are made. December signals festivities, family and fun for most children. However, foster youth experience the… Read more »
Faulkner, M., & Brazeal, J. (October, 24th, 2014) Making Research Work: A Collaborative Needs Assessment on Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Oral Presentation at the 2014 Healthy Teen Network Conference in Austin, TX
In partnership with DARS, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin conducted a comprehensive needs assessment for Texans with disabilities in 2014. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended calls for periodic comprehensive statewide needs assessments that will result in recommendations to the goals, priorities, and strategies of the state plan that DARS is required… Read more »