News From The Field: August 2018

News From The field aug 2018TXICFW has some great opportunities coming up in September, including our popular Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn series, and we’re featuring a new publication on timely permanence. Take a look at some of the early fall conferences coming up too! It’s a busy time in the Texas Child Welfare Field!

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News From The Field

Facebook Live: Alcohol & Pregnancy: Helping families through stigma
September 5th, 1:30-2pm on .05 CEUS

Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn: Mentalization and Reflective Parenting
September 21st, 11:30-1pm, Austin, Texas  1.5 CEUS

Trauma & Resilience Training for Helping Professionals
Starr CommonWealth September 25th-28th, Austin, TX

Learn All the Time Community Meeting
August 23, 9 –11 am

Leading Through Change Conference
Texas Network of Youth Services: August 23-24, Austin, TX

41st National Conference in Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law
National Association of Counsel for Children
August 23-25, San Antonio, TX

 Being a Change Agent through Collaborative Decision-Making
Healthy Youth Partnership with Leadership Austin: August 24, Austin, TX

Mindfulness: An Understanding, An Experience
Healthy Youth Partnership with Pure Action: August 24, 3 – 4:30 pm

How to Engage Parents in Trauma Treatment Using Motivational Phone Calls
Webinar from Family Trauma Institute: August 28th 2 pm CT- FREE

2018 South Texas Adolescent Health Summit
TX Campaign: August 28-29, Edinburg, TX

Symposium on Foster Care in Texas
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services: Sept 5, 10-2pm, Austin, TX

Family First Act Webinar Series: Opportunities to Serve Young Adults in Foster Care
Texas Network of Youth Services: Webinar, September 7, 10 – 11:30 am

Recovery Through Participation Youth Voice Idea Share Event
Texas Network of Youth Services: September 13, 10 am – 12 pm, Austin, TX

Changing Attitudes: The Impact of Relationship Education on Predictors of Dating Violence
The Dibble Institute: Webinar, September 12, 3 pm

DFPS 2018 Partners in Prevention Conference
September 25-27, Arlington, TX

Texas Child Care Administrators Conference
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services: October 1-2, Austin, TX

42nd Annual NASW Texas State Conference
October 11-13, Arlington, TX

2018 Texas CASA Conference
October 18-20, Denton, TX

NAMI Texas 2018 Conference
October 26-27, Austin, TX

Opinion piece by Luis Zayas, Dean, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and Octavio Martinez, Executive Director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: To help separated families, tap mental health experts

Journal of Neuroscience: Language Exposure Relates to Structural Neural Connectivity in Childhood

Urban Institute: Housing for Young Adults in Extended Federally Funded Foster Care

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Concurrent Planning for Timely Permanence

TexProtects: Parental Substance Use in Child Welfare System

Texans Care for Children: 8 Strategies to Address Parental Substance Use and Keep Kids and Parents Healthy, Safe, and Together