News from the Field: January 2017

News From The Field: January 2017This month, we’re featuring a new publication on trauma-informed child welfare practice.

The 2017 Texas Legislature also began, giving social workers, youth-serving and child welfare professionals lots of opportunities to advocate and learn. Check out what’s happening this upcoming month at The Capitol and more below.

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Need LCSW Supervision?

Robyn Gobbels, LCSW is looking for new therapists with a passion for working with children {and their families} with complex trauma.

Human Trafficking by the Numbers: The Initial Benchmark of Prevalence and Economic Impact for Texas

Fellow UTSSW Research Institute, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault released a new report.

Social Work Advocacy Day 2017

Join fellow social workers at the Capitol on March 6th to help promote the NASW Texas Legislative Agenda.

Innovation and Excellence in Child Welfare

TNOYS: February 10th, 12:30-3:30pm  REJ Conference Center, in ATX, CEUs and lunch provided.

Youth Action Day at The Capitol

TNOYS: An opportunity for teens to learn how to become active in the policy-making process.

TexProtects Releases Major Analysis and Recommendations on CPS Workforce

More information on what’s being recommended to Texas CPS.

Trauma-Informed Child Welfare Practice Toolkit

a new resource from The Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project (CTISP).

Texas Fatherhood Summit

 Hosted by The Child & Family Research Partnership on March, 24th, 8-5pm, at UT Austin. 

Home Visiting and Child Protection Day

Join TexProtects at the Capitol on February 7th! 

Hot Topics in CPS, Student Mental health, School Discipline, and Juvenile Justice

Texans Care For Children hosts a discussion at The Capitol on February 3rd, 9-10:30am

Texas CASA: Child Welfare Premier and CASA Day at the Capitol

February 15th-16th

Texas Children’s Commission Annual Report 

See their recommendations to improve child welfare in TX.

Webinar: Public Health For All Adolescents

Listen in on APHA’s resource on February 1st, 11am ET. 

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.