News from the Field: May 2017

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

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

News From The Field: April 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… Read more »

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

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

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)

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

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 »

Welcome to Swetha Nulu, our new Research Coordinator!

Swetha Nulu, Mph, Assistant Director Of Research

We sat down to learn more about our newest staff member, Swetha Nulu! She will oversee research coordination of the Project HOPES evaluation, a child maltreatment prevention program funded by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI). Swetha comes to us from the Texas Health & Human Services Commission… Read more »

Make CPS a place where social workers want to work

Make Cps A Place Where Social Workers Want To Work

A Texas Legislative panel has proposed to raise the salary of caseworkers by $12,000. Our Director, Monica Faulkner and Will Francis, the Government Relations Director at the Texas chapter of the National Association of Social Workers write about why social workers avoid working  for CPS.   By Monica Faulkner and Will Francis The majority of Child Protective… Read more »

TXICFW welcomes new research coordinator, Tymothy Belseth

Txicfw Welcomes New Research Coordinator, Tymothy Belseth

By Kate McKerlie  In late September TXICFW welcomed Tym Belseth to our team. Tym has worked for DFPS as a Youth Specialist for several years and will be joining us as a Research Coordinator on the Texas Youth Permanency Study.  We sat down with Tym to learn a little bit more about him and his work…. Read more »