News From The Field: April 2019

News From the Field April 2019

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 are excited… Read more »

Evidence-Based Does Not Mean One Size Fits All

Child and parents

By Barbara Jefferson, LCSW, Clinical Director with the Center for Child Protection. Important to Know Even with the best EBPs, there is usually a need to tailor the interventions to fit the particular needs of the family being served. The process of tailoring the intervention will vary between families. In order to best meet the… Read more »

“We are just one piece of a larger puzzle”

Sunflower behind U.S./Mexico Border Fence

Social work volunteers share their experiences from Girasol’s spring trip to the U.S./Mexico border. “Heavy, yet hopeful.” “Emotionally challenging but utterly gratifying.” “Chaos and desperation combined with warmth and strength.” This is how it feels today when you go to the U.S./Mexico border. In March of 2019, TXICFW’s Girasol team took a total of eight… Read more »

Welcome to Samantha Zuniga Thompson, LCSW-S, our new Program Specialist!

Samantha Zuniga Thompson, LCSW-S

We recently sat down with Samantha Zuniga Thompson, LCSW-S, our newest staff member, to learn a little bit more about her! Samantha is our Program Specialist for the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project. Her professional passion and experience revolves around developing programs and interventions that foster a parent’s ability to parent in a safe and nurturing manner… Read more »

News From The Field: March 2019

March 2019

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 are excited… Read more »

Welcome to Allie Long, our new Digital Communications Coordinator!

Allie Long

We recently sat down with Allie Long, our newest staff member, to learn a little bit more about her! Allie is our Digital Communications Coordinator, and will oversee TXICFW’s written content via social media, website updates, and copy editing. She is a professional communicator with experience spearheading marketing efforts, strategic content, website curation, copy writing/editing, social media,… Read more »

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day, as well as National Social Work Month! As researchers within the realm of social work, we are constantly striving to unite the numbers with the stories— the quantitative and the qualitative— in order to comprise a more complete picture of the people we serve. We wanted to honor… Read more »