January News From the Field

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In our January 2022 News From the Field feature, find the latest social work news, resources, and professional development opportunities from across Texas and nationally. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month, explore key findings from our evaluations of the Safe Babies program and attend new events… Read more »

2021 Safe Babies Report

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Every year, the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing partners with child welfare practitioners at First3Years to evaluate permanency and wellbeing outcomes through the Safe Babies program. In the 2021 Safe Babies report, we found that infants and toddlers across Texas experienced faster permanency and increased reunification through participation in the program. Birth parents,… Read more »

Latest Research on Trauma-Informed Care in Child Welfare

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Check out these short research summaries on trauma-informed care from other experts in the field and learn their implications for practice! Implementation of Trauma Systems Therapy-Foster Care in Child Welfare (2018) Bartlett, J. D., & Rushovich, B. Despite the prevalence of trauma experiences among children in foster care, many caregivers and practitioners are unable to… Read more »

Trauma-Informed Approaches in the Child Welfare System

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By Alix Mammina, Communications Specialist at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing Children and the adults who care for them deserve services that address the underlying causes of trauma and build the skills needed to support their health and wellbeing. At the Institute, we’re helping transform the child welfare system by taking trauma-informed… Read more »

December 2021 News From the Field

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In our December 2021 News From the Field feature, find the latest social work news, resources, and professional development opportunities from across Texas and nationally. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month, learn about initial findings from our new Texas Youth Permanency Study and discover upcoming events… Read more »

Welcome to Aisol Ostos, our new Operations Director!

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We recently caught up with Aisol Ostos, one of our newest TXICFW team members, to learn a bit more about her! Aisol is the new Operations Director and oversees TXICFW’s financial operations while ensuring compliance between state, federal, and university policy as it relates to the Institute’s research projects. We are so excited to have… Read more »

Welcome to Alix Mammina, our new Communications Specialist!

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We recently caught up with Alix Mammina, one of our newest TXICFW team members, to learn a bit more about her! As a Communications Specialist, Alix develops and implements communications and digital engagement strategies to elevate the Institute’s research. We are so excited to have her on the team! Hi Alix! Tell us a little… Read more »

November 2021 News From the Field

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In our November 2021 News From the Field feature, find the latest social work news, resources, and professional development opportunities from across Texas and nationally. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month, learn about initial findings from our new Texas Youth Permanency Study and discover upcoming events… Read more »

How Can Healthcare Providers Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences?

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In their most recent published article, TXICFW’s Dr. Monica Faulkner and Dr. Beth Gerlach joined colleagues in exploring how healthcare providers can prevent adverse childhood experiences. Researchers examined knowledge of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and use of ACE-informed response strategies among healthcare professionals in Central Texas. You can read the full article here. If you’re… Read more »