News from the Field: April 2020

April 2020 NFTFWelcome to our April 2020 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 for our upcoming Girasol training on Conducting Tele-Mental Health Assessments for Immigration, a free webinar for students and professionals in the mental health field.


News From The Field

Conducting Tele-Mental Health Assessments for Immigration Cases
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
May 15th, 1-3pm, online free


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day ATX: Virtual Summit
Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health
May 2nd, virtual, free

Foster Care Aware Virtual Summit
Tidewater Friends of Foster Care
May 4th-29th, virtual, free

Conducting Ethical Mental Health Services via Telehealth
May 4-6th, 12pm-3pm daily, webinar, cost varies, 9 CEUs offered

Steps Toward Change: Replacing the Trauma Bond with Healing Relationships: Virtual Webinar
Texas Network of Youth Services
May 7th, 11:30am – 1pm, webinar, free

Bridging Differences: A Day of Research-Based Strategies for Understanding Live Webcast
Greater Good Science Center
May 15th, 8:30am-5pm, PST, price varies

Race, Stress and Black Mother and Infant Mortality: Emotional Health Matters
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
May 21st, 11am-12pm CST, price varies

Treating Anxiety and Depression in Gender Diverse Populations
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
June 3rd, 11am-12pm CST, price varies

Providing Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Care
Centene Corporation and Texas Network of Youth Services
June 4th, 11:30am-1pm, virtual webinar, free

11th Annual Conference: Power of You – Postponed until 2021 POSTPONED
Education Reach for Texans
Formerly June 4-5th, San Angelo State University

Free Mind Matters Online Series
The Dibble Institute
Dates and topics vary, online, free


A Blueprint to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice

The Brain Architects Podcast presents Toxic Stress: Protecting the Foundation
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Parent Education to Strengthen Families and Prevent Child Maltreatment
Child Welfare Information Gateway

National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Strong and Thriving Families Resource Guide 2020
Department of Health & Human Services

Start With What’s Going Right: Supporting Families With Protective Factors
Capacity Building Center for States

The 2018 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report
Children’s Bureau

Top 3 Things States Need to Know to Use FFPSA to Remake Child Welfare Systems
Youth Today

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