News From The Field: December 2017

NFTF Dec 2017

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. We’ve made it to December!… Read more »

Spark Holiday Gift Card Drive 2017

Spark Holiday Drive Flyer

The University of Texas Spark program serves former foster youth on campus. The program is hosted by the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and works closely with the Dean of Students Offices and New Student Services.  In the last two years, Dr. Monica Faulkner and… Read more »

How can I help children when I don’t work with children?

How Can I help Children when I don't work with children?

 By: Patricia A. Cody, PhD, MSW Patricia is the Lead NAFCIES, fulfillment and ARCRI Evaluator at AdoptUSkids and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work. For National Adoption Month, Patricia so graciously wrote a guest blog on her important work for TXICFW.  I started my child… Read more »

News From The Field: November 2017

News from the field, Nov 2017

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. November is National Adoption Month…. Read more »

Clinician’s Corner Spring 2017 Digest Now Available!

Clinician's Corner SP2017 Digest

Don’t want to click through our website pages to read the Clinician’s Corner’s articles on ACEs? No worries! You can now download our digest and read it all that way! CliniciansCornerSP17.web We are currently looking for practitioners to collaborate with researchers on co-authoring articles for Clinician’s Corner 2018! We will be focusing on the challenges… Read more »

Legal Permanency is not always Permanent

legal permanency is not always permanent

November is National Adoption Month. Each week this month we will be highlighting a specific topic. This week we are discussing how Adoption is a lifelong Journey, not a 1-time event.  Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th for a Facebook Live session discussing this topic!  0.5 CEUs available! By Tymothy Belseth In child welfare, permanency… Read more »

Coffee Breaks with TXICFW: Legal Permanency is Not Always Permanent

coffee breaks with TXICFW: Legal permanency is not always permanent

  November is National Adoption Month. We will be highlighting important topics about adoption throughout the month. For the first full week in November we will be exploring how adoption is a lifelong journey, not a one-time event. Child welfare systems are largely concerned with achieving legal permanency for youth in foster care, but little… Read more »

News From The Field: October 2017

News From The Field, October 2017

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. Lot’s going on these days!… Read more »

News From The Field: September 2017

News from the field november

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. School is back in session… Read more »

The Journey to Safety Part 3: How Credible is Your Fear?

journey to safety 3

By Ana Hernández Ana Hernández is a Master student in Social Work and Latin American Studies. She is a Research Assistant at the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing.  Ana co-facilitates a weekly support group at the Hutto Detention Center and is part of the Social Work Detention Response Team that provides legal information… Read more »