News From The Field: September 2018

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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. Lots of local conferences, webinars,… Read more »

Meet our NEW Staff Member: Ana Hernández, MSSW, MA

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Ana has joined TXICFW as a part-time staff member as the Girasol Program & Research coordinator. Learn more about Girasol here. Welcome to the team Ana, we are happy and excited you are here! Past job/ or work you want to highlight? Over the last few years, I have learned more about immigrant detention and… Read more »

The Road to College: Texas Foster Youth & Post Secondary Education

In 2017, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Department of Family and Protective Services exchanged data for the first time on the outcomes in higher education of youth formerly in foster care. The Postsecondary Workgroup of the Foster Care & Education Committee of the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission on Children,… Read more »

News From The Field: August 2018

News From The field aug 2018

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. It’s back to school this… Read more »

#NationalBookLoversDay: TXICFW Staff share their favorite childhood books

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Reading is essential to optimal child development. It not only increases a child’s vocabulary and literacy skills it also aids in helping them build their imagination and promotes healthy communication and bonding between children and their caregivers. Today is #NationalBookLoverDay and we love our books at TXICFW, to celebrate, some TXICFW Staff shared their favorite… Read more »

Point fingers at the federal government for separating children, not non-profits

July 2018 Op-Ed

Government sanctioned separation of families at our southern border finally sparked collective outrage about the treatment of families seeking asylum in the U.S.  But now we have a new problem. Some are villainizing non-profits who have been serving immigrant families for decades. This is a mistake. These non-profits need support now more than ever. Unfortunately,… Read more »

News From The Field: July 2018

NFTF july 2018

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. Stay cool (or up to… Read more »

What’s New with Spark? 2018 Spark UT Teen Camp & Back to School

Spark 2018 Update blog

It was a busy June with Spark!  In addition to attending the Education Reach for Texans Conference early in the month, we hosted the 3rd annual overnight Spark UT Teen Camp in partnership with DFPS PAL Services and Foster Angels of Central Texas for a group of 30 teenagers currently in foster care. Our guests… Read more »

Meet Shannon Harris, Our NEW Operations Coordinator!

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Meet the newest addition to the TXICFW team, Shannon Harris! Shannon just recently returned from being abroad in China and will be helping TXICFW run smoothly as our Operations Coordinator. Learn more about Shannon below and at her staff profile page. Past job/ or work you want to highlight? I’ve traveled to about 20 countries… Read more »