News from the Field: March 2020

NFTF March 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 »

Assisting Spark Students During COVID-19

UT Spark students need your help during COVID19

March 30th, 2020 As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we recognize the impact that this situation places on the ability for our independent students to pay for their basic necessities. Spark students were relying on consistent paychecks and no longer have jobs due to the community and university closures. We… Read more »

Welcome to Stephanie Holmes, LMSW, our new Program Specialist!

Stephanie Holmes LMSW

We recently sat down with Stephanie Holmes, LMSW, our newest TXICFW team member, to learn a bit more about her! Stephanie is our Program Specialist for the new Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) Project. Her work over the last 16+ years has been devoted to the public child welfare system, with a primary focus… Read more »

News from the Field: February 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… Read more »

News from the Field: January 2020

News From The Field January 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… Read more »

So Much More Than a Backpack: Holiday Giving and Day 1 Bags

Hunter Beaton with his Day 1 Duffel Bags

 By Allie Long Picture this: You’re a kid. Both a little shy and a little brazen, and also a whole lot uncertain. You’re on your way to meet your new foster family, which heightens all of those traits. And on top of moving around more times than you can count, the only thing you have… Read more »

QIC-AG Toolkit and Resources

Square version of QIC-AG Cover Images

In October 2019, we released our findings from the National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) project. QIC-AG was a five-year project working with eight sites that implemented evidence-based interventions or developed and tested promising practices to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes. Because November is National… Read more »