The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth in Foster Care

The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth in Foster Care

By Barbara Ball In our first blog from our October TYPS update, we shared several stories from our interviews with youth ages 15-20 who had aged out of foster care. If you are interested,  you can read that blog here and learn how COVID 19 is impacting their lives. In this article, we dive into how the… Read more »

Latest Research in School Social Work

Latest Research in School Social Work

Check out these short research summaries + learn their implications for practice! Is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Evidence-Based? An Update 10 Years Later (2019) Kim, S. Smock Jordan, C. Franklin, & A. Froerer In 2010, researchers published an article in Families in Society about the observed effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Several of the researchers from the original… Read more »

Introducing The Texas School Social Work Network (TSSWN)

Introducing The Texas School Social Work Network (TSSWN)

Social workers practicing in schools are an important part of the student support team that can include guidance counselors, nurses, school psychologists, and behavior specialists. School social workers have a unique multi-level perspective and are equipped with skills to address individual student mental health, family support and crisis intervention, while also keeping their eyes open… Read more »

September 2020 News From The Field

September 2020 News From The Field

Welcome to our September 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 »

CWEC Call for Training Proposals

CWEC Call for Training Proposals

The Child Welfare Education Collaboration (CWEC) is a partnership between the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Child Protective Services that links social work education and public child welfare. The CWEC training project began in 1999, with the goal… Read more »

Safe Babies Report: March 2020

Safe Babies Report: March 2020

Safe Babies Evaluation Report March 2020 If you are having trouble accessing the report, please email Kaitlyn Doerge at kaitlyn.doerge@austin.utexas.edu. Recommended Citation: Faulkner, M., Doerge, K., Batchelor, J., Marra, L., LaBrenz, C., & McKerlie, K. (2020). Safe Babies Program Evaluation March 2020 Report. Austin, TX: The University of Texas at Austin.

Panisch, L. S., Faulkner, M., Fernandez, S. B., & Fava, N. M. (2020). Exploring how trauma is addressed in sexual education interventions for youth: A scoping review. Health Education & Behavior. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198120954398

Panisch, L. S., Faulkner, M., Fernandez, S. B., & Fava, N. M. (2020). Exploring how trauma is addressed in sexual education interventions for youth: A scoping review. Health Education & Behavior. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198120954398