May 2021 News From the Field

May 2021 News From The FieldWelcome to our May 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 are excited to share several various virtual events in the field of social work. One event we are particularly excited about is a free training offered by our partners at the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services that highlights a free web-based program that enables child welfare and mental health professionals to better address the mental health & developmental needs of children. Stay tuned for upcoming TXICFW events!


News from the Field


COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes among Parenting Foster Care Alumni: A Call to Action
The ReSHAPING Network
May 20th, 12pm-1pm CST, virtual, free

Psychological Maltreatment: Cognitive & Emotional Violence to Children
NASW – Texas Chapter
May 21th, 12pm-3pm CST, virtual, $60 for members, $99 for non-members

NTI Raises the Bar: Enhancing Mental Health Practice for Improved Family Stability and Well-Being
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
May 26th, 10am-11am, virtual, free

Non-Binary Basics
Transgender Training Institute
June 16th, 2pm-2:30pm, virtual, $8 minimum

Well that was Certainly Weird – Looking Back on the 87th Legislative Session
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
June 25th, 10am-11am, virtual, free


What the Pandemic Taught Us: Innovative Practice Report
Bethany Christian Center

Much to Do About Trauma: A Systematic Review of Existing Trauma-Informed Treatments on Youth Violence and Recidivism
Department of Criminal Justice, University of North Texas

Collaboration of Child Protective Services and Early Childhood Educators: Enhancing the Well-Being of Children in Need
Early Childhood Education Journal

Every Kid Needs a Family: Safely Reducing Reliance on Institutional Care Placements for Children in the Child Welfare System
National Center for State Courts

Aged Out: How We’re Failing Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care – Insights & Recommendations
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