April 2021 News From the Field

April 2021 News From The FieldWelcome to our April 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 are excited to share several trainings and monthly meetings from Girasol, as well as events and publications focused on adolescent and sexual health, parenting, and child wellbeing.



News from the Field

Trauma Informed Work with Mixed-Status Families
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
April 28th, 12pm-2pm CST, virtual, free

Conducting Tele-Mental Health Assessments for Immigration Cases
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
May 12th, 12pm-2:00pm CST, virtual, $10 suggested donation


Understanding & Responding to Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services & My Life My Choice
April 26th, 9:30am-12:30pm CST, virtual, free

Oppositional and Defiant Children & Adolescents: Family-Based Treatment Solutions with Scott Sells
Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin
May 6th, 1:00pm-4:00pm CST, virtual, $35

LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Sex Ed: Redefining “Inclusivity” as Equity, Access, and Shared Power
The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
May 12th, 10:00AM-11:00AM CST, virtual, $25

2021 Conference on Adolescent Health
University of Michigan Adolescent Health Initiative
May 13th-14th, virtual, times vary, $120

Psychological Maltreatment: Cognitive & Emotional Violence to Children
NASW Texas Chapter
May 21st, 12:00pm-3:00pm CST, virtual, $99


Declaring Racism a Mental Health Crisis
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

The Importance of a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Prevention Resource Guide
Department of Health & Human Services

Did we miss something in our April 2021 News from the Field? Let us know! Email our Communications Specialist: christopher.ayala@austin.utexas.edu