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 »

Introducing Coffee Breaks with TXICFW

Starting this month, TXICFW will be hosting a series of “Coffee Breaks” on Facebook Live where we informally discuss topics in our work with children and families. This month is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and National Foster Care Month so we will be exploring those topics with a number of great guests from our… Read more »

News from the Field: May 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 is National… Read more »

The Big 4: Why we need to deal with substance abuse, mental health, family violence and multigenerational trauma to prevent child abuse and neglect

By Monica Faulkner Our research team is gearing up for what I like to call our “Tour of Texas.”  We have the privilege of traveling to communities across our state to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of child maltreatment prevention programs funded through the Department of Family and Protective Services.  Last year we talked to… Read more »

News from the Field: April 2017

professional development, trauma, social work

  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… Read more »

Op-ed: Separating children and moms will not curb unauthorized entry into the U.S.

By Monica Faulkner & Laurie Cook Heffron Recent news reports have indicated that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering causing children psychological harm as a strategy to curb illegal immigration from Central America. It is contemplating separating mothers and children who cross the border without authorization. Regardless of whether this practice becomes official… Read more »

News From The Field: March 2017

Welcome to our new 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 we have some early spring… Read more »

Foster Youth Voices Matter: The Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS)

It’s hard enough being a teenager, but what if you are also in the Texas Foster Care System? It is well documented that youth who have been in care are at higher risk for adverse outcomes as they transition to adulthood. Many of these youth also have complex trauma histories which have negative implications on… Read more »

News from the Field: January 2017

Welcome to our new 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 the 2017 Texas Legislature began,… Read more »