Latest Research in School Social Work

Introducing The Texas School Social Work Network

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

Introducing The Texas School Social Work Network

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 »

News From The Field: September 2020

News From The Field: September 2020

Welcome to our monthly feature, News from the Field! 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… 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 »

News from the Field: August 2020

News From The Field: August 2020

Welcome to our monthly feature, News from the Field! 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… Read more »

News From The Field: July 2020

News From The Field: July 2020

Welcome to our monthly feature, News from the Field! 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… Read more »

“Once in PEARLS, always in PEARLS”: Long-lasting relationships built at the PEARLS Therapeutic Child Welfare Court support alumni during the COVID-19 crisis

Typs July 2020 Update

Through our initial research with the Texas Youth Permanency Study, we already know that youth in foster care need authentic and long-lasting relationships in order to thrive. Prior to travel restrictions from COVID-19, we’ve gotten the chance to see firsthand how communities working with foster youth all over Texas are building these sorts of relationships…. Read more »