August 2020 News from the Field

NFTF August 2020Welcome to our August 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 to share several trainings and monthly meetings from Girasol and the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy for September and October.

News From The Field

Immigration Dialogue: Impacts of Immigrant Family Detention on Mental Health & Wellbeing
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
September 15th, 2020, 5:30pm-7pm, online, $10 suggested donation

Exploring Mentalization: How knowing another’s mind shapes relationships
Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
September 15th, 1pm-4pm, online, 3 CEUs, prices vary

Trauma-Informed Work with Mixed Status Families in the Context of COVID-19
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
October 21st, 2020, 12pm-2pm, online, 2 CEUs, $10 suggested donation

Meet Girasol Mondays: A Free Monthly Gathering to Learn More About Girasol!
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
Second Monday of the Month, 12pm-1pm, online, free

Mental Health Collaborative Monthly Consultation Groups: Support for Girasol Mental Health Collaborative Members
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
Dates and times vary, online, free


August Sister Circle
Black Mamas Community Collective
August 30th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, virtual, free

Transforming Lives through Evidence-Based Supported Employment
Texas Network of Youth Services
September 3rd, 9:30am-11:30am, virtual, free

Shining Stars Virtual Celebration
Foster Angels of Central Texas
September 3rd, 6pm-7:15pm, online

2020 Spotlight on Resilience
TEA Texas Education Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program Summit, hosted by Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS)
September 15th & 17th, online, $25

Texas Campaign 2020 Symposium: September Webinars – Sex Ed
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy
September 16th & 23rd, both from 10am-11am, online, $25 each

Social Workers: Generations Strong – NASW/TX Virtual Conference
National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter
October 8th-10th, virtual, cost varies

The Future is Now: Texas Child Care Administrators Virtual Conference
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
October 19th-21st, virtual, more information to come

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence – Annual Meeting & Expo
American Public Health Association
October 24th-28th, virtual, registration cost varies

Teach-In: A Thriving BIPOC Community: Dismantling the Entire Monster
Grassroots Leadership
Recorded training, virtual, free, available any time


LGBTQ Policy Spotlight: Mapping LGBTQ Equality: 2010 to 2020
Movement Advancement Project

SSI for Children: Information Sheets
Substance Abuse and mental Health Services Administration

Birth and Foster Parent Partnership: A State and Local Leader’s Guideto Building a Strong Policy and Practice Foundation
Children’s Trust Fund Alliance

Educational Supports for Youth in Foster Care
Child Welfare Information Gateway

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