July 2021 News from the Field

July 2021 News From The FieldWelcome to our July 2021 News from the Field 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’re excited to share several events from Girasol Texas, including an Immigration Dialogue that will explore the similarities and relationship between the immigration and criminal justice systems in the United States.


July Immigration Dialogue – Challenging Crimmigration: Parallel Processes in the Immigration and Criminal Justice Systems
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
July 27th, 3pm-4:30pm, virtual, $20 suggested donation

Meet Girasol Mondays | A free monthly gathering to learn more about us!
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
August 9th, 1pm-2pm, virtual, free


Being An Ally For Improved SUD Treatment for BIPOC
Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin
July 23, 9am-12pm CST, virtual, $50

Child Trauma and COVID 19: An NCTSN Summit Supporting the Long-Term Recovery of Our Nation’s Children and Families
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
July 27th-28th, 10am-4pm, virtual CST, free

Managing Organizations in 2021 and Beyond
National Association of Social Workers
July 28th, 12pm-1pm, virtual CST, $30

Understanding Texas’ Foster Care Capacity Crisis
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
July 29th, 10am-3pm CST, virtual, free

The Texas Campaign’s 10th Annual Symposium
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
September 27th-29th, times vary, virtual, $195


2021 Kids Count data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Home Visiting for Pregnant and Parenting Youth in Care: Final Report
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Authentically Engaging Youth with Foster Care Experience: Definitions and Recommended Strategies from Youth and Staff
Journal of Youth Studies

Providing Family Planning Services to Adolescents During Uncertain Times Webinar
Reproductive Health National Training Center

The Science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Shows We Can Improve People’s Lives and Help Them Thrive
Veto Violence – CDC

Did we miss something in our July 2021 News form the Field? Let us know! Email our Communications Specialist: christopher.ayala@austin.utexas.edu