News from the Field: April 2017

professional development, trauma, social work This month, we’re featuring the 2016 Texas child welfare data from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). We’re also sharing some spring conferences coming up, and a few opportunities to learn more about trauma and how to be trauma-informed in your work with children and families.

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The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on the Developing Child

UTSSW Utopia Theater, April 4th, 11-12pm

Raise Their Voice: Intersectional Work with Youth

7th Annual Healthy Youth Partnership Provider Conference Call for Presenters is now open! Submit by April 7th! 

A Road Map from Research to Practice: Upbring Conference on Child Maltreatment

Upbring: on April 10th, 8am-6pm in Austin, TXICFW will be presenting early findings from The Texas Youth Permanency Study.

Recovery through Participation: A Collaborative Showcase Event on Elevating Youth Voice with Trauma-Informed Practices

Texas Network of Youth Services: April 19th, 1-4:30pm Lifeworks East, Austin, Texas. Free and CEUs offered.

Developing a Trauma-informed Practice Approach

Training from NASW Texas: April 28th 9-12pm, Jewish Community Center, Austin TX, 3 CEUs

Exploring Adult Attachment Patterns, Child Placement & the Therapeutic Process

May 9-10th, 8-4:30pm, Settlement Home in WilCo.

2017 Cross-Discipline Trauma Conference of Central Texas

 Join Austin Child Guidance Center on May 11-12th, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin TX

DFPS 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Data Book.

Need the latest Texas child welfare data? 2016 has been released. 


Did we miss something? Let us know by contacting TXICFW Communications Coordinator, Kate McKerlie ( if you would like us to start including your events and opportunities.