News From The Field: April 2019

News From the Field April 2019This month, we’re featuring a resource on U.S. foster care placement. We’re also excited to be gearing up for our 10th annual Education Reach for Texans Conference! This year’s theme is “Road Rules: Charting the Course to Graduation.”

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News From The Field

Education Reach for Texans 10th Annual Conference
The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
June 6th-June 7th, 8am-4pm, Austin, TX


Supporting Child Welfare through Mentoring: Building Effective Partnerships
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
April 30th, 12pm-1:30pm CST, free webinar

Homeless Youth Prevention Webinar
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: US Department of Justice
May 7th, 12pm – 1:30pm CST, webinar

2019 Texas Regional Fatherhood Summit: South Padre
Child and Family Research Partnership at UT Austin
May 10th, 8am-5pm, South Padre Island, TX

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Innovation Summit
iTP3, Texas A&M, Innovation Next, Power to Decide
May 15th-16th, San Antonio, TX, $200

Webinar: Building Resiliency for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline
Justice Clearinghouse
May 16th, 2-3pm CST, online

2019 NASW Virtual Forum: Trauma through the Social Work Lens
June 19th-20th, online, prices vary

TNOYS’ 36th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families
June 25th – 28th, Houston, TX

Trauma and Triumph Border Youth Conference
El Paso Center for Children
August 7th–8th, El Paso, TX


Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Using State Policy to Create Healthy Schools: Coverage of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Framework in State Statutes and Regulations
Child Trends

Kinship Guardianship as a Permanency Option
Children’s Bureau

Decreased Amygdala Reactivity to Parent Cues Protects Against Anxiety Following Early Adversity: An Examination Across 3 Years
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Strategies for Authentic Integration of Family and Youth Voice in Child Welfare
Children’s Bureau

How Texas Schools and Policymakers Can Improve Student Learning and Behavior by Understanding the Brain Science of Childhood Trauma
Texans Care for Children

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