Building capacity for restorative discipline in Texas: An evaluation of the Texas Schools Restorative Discipline Project

Building Capacity For Restorative Discipline In Texas: An Evaluation Of The Texas Schools Restorative Discipline Project

By Allie Long Last year, TXICFW completed a multi-year evaluation of the implementation of Restorative Discipline practices in schools and districts across the state. The evaluation was in partnership with the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD), another institute within the UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work. IRJRD, through collaboration with the… Read more »

News From the Field: August 2019

News From The Field: August 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 »

Measuring Burnout in the Context of Something Greater Than the Self

Measuring Burnout In The Context Of Something Greater Than The Self

A Project HOPES Evaluation Case Study By Allie Long As we look deeper into the ways that burnout has affected the field of social work this month, we realized something interesting about its connection between research and practice. That is, as the public perception of burnout shifts, so too does our ability to measure it…. Read more »

“You had me at hello”: Engaging Challenging Families Workshop

“you Had Me At Hello”: Engaging Challenging Families Workshop

A free two-part workshop series for child welfare professionals. Family engagement is the cornerstone of family-centered practice. Because let’s face it, we can’t work with an empty chair. And without high level caregiver buy in, we risk making the poor decisions about family preservation, reunification and foster care. We want 95% of all caregivers to… Read more »

News from the Field: July 2019

News From The Field: July 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… Read more »

June Research Spotlight: Three Research Studies Examining Mentalization Among Families

June Research Spotlight: Three Research Studies Examining Mentalization Among Families

By Allie Long Minding the Baby®: Enhancing parental reflective functioning and infant attachment in an attachment-based, interdisciplinary home visiting program (2019) Slade, A., Holland, M.L., Ordway, M.R., Carlson, E.A., Jeon, S., Close, N., Mayes, L.C., & Sadler, L.S. Home visiting interventions are seen to be some of the most effective treatments for families that have experienced trauma, or are facing the intergenerational… Read more »