Foster Parenting After Trauma

New group intervention can help foster parents create relational resilience and manage parenting stress

By Alix Mammina, Communications Specialist at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing A new study co-authored by TXICFW’s Tina Adkins shows promising evidence that a group intervention can help foster parents manage parenting stress and build critical parenting skills. Most children entering foster care have experienced traumatic and adverse events resulting in significant… Read more »

Latest Research in School Social Work

Introducing The Texas School Social Work Network

Check out these short research summaries + learn their implications for practice! Is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Evidence-Based? An Update 10 Years Later (2019) Kim, S. Smock Jordan, C. Franklin, & A. Froerer In 2010, researchers published an article in Families in Society about the observed effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Several of the researchers from the original… Read more »

Introducing The Texas School Social Work Network (TSSWN)

Introducing The Texas School Social Work Network TSSWN

Social workers practicing in schools are an important part of the student support team that can include guidance counselors, nurses, school psychologists, and behavior specialists. School social workers have a unique multi-level perspective and are equipped with skills to address individual student mental health, family support and crisis intervention, while also keeping their eyes open… Read more »

September 2020 News From The Field

News From The Field: September 2020

Welcome to our September 2020 News from the Field monthly feature! 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,… Read more »

CWEC Call for Training Proposals

Cwec Call For Training Proposals

The Child Welfare Education Collaboration (CWEC) is a partnership between the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Child Protective Services that links social work education and public child welfare. The CWEC training project began in 1999, with the goal… Read more »