News From The Field: September 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. School is back in session… Read more »

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

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 »

News from the Field: August 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. This month we have a… Read more »

Spark UT Teen Conference 2017 was a success!

August 8, 2017 The last week of July TXICFW and SPARK partnered with DFPS Pal Services and Foster Angels of Central Texas to host the 2nd Annual Spark UT Teen Conference for a group of 30 students currently in foster care. Last year was a full day whirlwind campus tour and workshops, but this year… Read more »

News from the Field: July 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 got some legislative analysis… Read more »

UT Child Welfare Conference 2017- Call for Presenters!

UT Child Welfare Conference 2017  In the Child Welfare field, we encounter youth who are disproportionally represented in the system or do not have access to the resources they need due to their status or identity. As a child welfare practitioner, researcher and/or advocate it is essential that we learn more about their experiences and learn… Read more »

Spark College Success Kits

Going to college is exciting but it can also be stressful and chaotic. All college students have dreams about their future. For former foster youth, these dreams can sometimes feel far away after unforeseeable crises – dealing with loss, moves, or trauma. These scholars often struggle to connect on campus and find a home. College… Read more »

A Place to Connect: TXICFW adopts a CPS Visitation Room

When children are removed from their parents and placed in the care of CPS, it is important that they have opportunities to maintain relationships with their families. In fact, CPS offices have special visitation rooms for children and their families to connect. Visitation rooms are places where families can heal relationships and preserve a sense… Read more »

News from the Field: June 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. Happy Summer! We’ve got… Read more »