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HGTX Training – Words Matter: The Impact of the Language We Use

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

HGTX Training - Words Matter: The Impact of the Language We Use

Join Heart Galleries of Texas for their post-permanency best practice training on understanding the impact of inclusive adoption language.

This 1-hour training will provide knowledge and skills in best practices for working with children and families in foster care, adoption, and guardianship. This training is open to child welfare professionals working with families in foster care and adoption.

This might include professionals working for the Department of Family and Protective Services, Single Source Continuum Contractors, CASA, post permanency agencies, child placing agencies and those providing mental health services. We hope to see you there!


  • Increase understanding of inclusive adoption language
  • Explore the role that language has in relationships and identity formation
  • Recognize that adoption language is fluid and complex.


  • Erika Settles, LMSW: Permanency Training Coordinator, Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing

1 CEU will be available for attending this training

Register here




Heart Galleries of Texas