News from the Field: June 2017

News From The Field: June 2017We’re featuring a new article on understanding the childhood brain, as well as other publications in the field of child welfare.

We’ve also got some great conferences and learning opportunities on the radar, including a Facebook Live session with us, a legislative wrap-up, full-day play therapy symposium and many more. Check it out below!

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Coffee Breaks with TXICFW: Are teenage foster youth too old to be adopted? 

June 6th, 10-10:30 am O.5 CEUs available

2017 National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC)

Hosted by TAASA in Dallas, TX June 7-9

Continuum of Youth Engagement Part 1: Trauma-Informed Ways to Gather Youth Input

TNOYS: June 7th, 1-4:30 pm, St. David’s Foundation, ATX

National Foster Parent Association 2017 Education Conference

June 21-24th, Houston, TX

6th Annual Leben Play Therapy Symposium

June 23rd, 8:30-40pm, $60, 6 CEUs

Kids and The Capitol: A Recap of the Top Children’s Issues of the 2017 Texas Legislative Session

Texans Care for Children: June 27th, ATX

TNOYS 34th Annual Conference on Service to Youth and Families

June 28th-30th, Houston, TX Early bird registration ends tomorrow! 

LCSW Group Supervision with Robyn Gobbel

Ideal supervisee is interested in working with children through an attachment lens.

A New Understanding of the Childhood Brain

short video describing how early childhood trauma is linked to lifelong mental health issues. 

Report Features Newly-Released Data to Support Positive Child and Family Well-Being

New report supports creating positive experiences to enhance healthy development and help children thrive.

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.