News From The Field: December 2018

News From The field dec 2018This month, we’re featuring resources on important topics like education, juvenile justice, mental health and infant health, and a new article on neighborhood poverty. We hope everyone has a happy, healthy and safe holiday season! We’ll see you in the new year.

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News From The Field

The trauma toll on pediatric immigrants, refugees and their families
ACEs Connection, December 14, 12:30 – 1:30, webinar

Trauma-informed Care for Behavioral Health Professionals
TNOYS, January 10, 10 am – 12 pm, webinar

The State of Juvenile Justice in Texas and Opportunities for Reform
TNOYS with Texas Appleseed, January 10, 2 – 3 pm, webinar

TNOYS Youth in Action Capitol Day
February 1 (Save the Date)

2019 Texas School Social Workers Conference
February 20, 11:30 am – 2 pm
Reduced rates for full-time students, volunteer opportunities

Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative: Texas Helps Those Serving At-Risk Families Find Evidence-Based Programs

Texas Health and Human Services: Report on the Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Texas Network of Youth Services: Webinar Recording: Working with Schools to Support Homeless Students

Upbring Launches Innovation Lab Dedicated to Breaking Cycle of Child Abuse

Children’s Bureau Express: Video: Improving Child Welfare Through Primary Prevention

Conversation with CASA:  Video: Kristene Blackstone, Associate Commissioner for CPS

Texans Care for Children: Next Steps for Texas Pre-K

Journal of Community Psychology:  Is neighborhood poverty harmful to every child? Neighborhood poverty and behavioral problems among young children

Family Support Research and Training Center: Research on Family Caregiving Support in the United States: A Strategic Plan

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas

UT Child & Family Research Partnership: The Evidence Base: Predictors of Infant Health

Texas State Board of Education: Long-Range Plan for Public Education

Tis the Season… for Holiday giving and volunteer opportunities!
CASA Holiday Toy Drive
SAFE Holidays
Foster Angels of Central Texas Toys for Teens
Foster Care Alumni Association Annual Holiday Celebration
(20 more volunteers needed)
Austin Angels Holiday Fundraiser
Junior League of Austin Coats for Kids
Foundation Communities Holiday Assistance Program
Dell Children’s Hospital
Austin Police Operation Blue Santa
Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa