News from the Field: December 2019

NFTF December 2019Welcome to our December 2019 News from the Field! 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 announce the speakers for our 2020 Child Welfare Conference in late February. To learn more about education advocates and real life husband and wife duo Dr. Katie Tackett and Larkin Tackett, click here.

News From The Field

 2020 UT Child Welfare Conference: There’s Space at the Table – Making Room for Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging
Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
February 28th, 2020, 8am-4:30pm, Austin, TX, registration cost varies


Committee on Advancing Residential Practices Meeting
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
January 9th, 2020, Austin TX

MIX It Up!: Answering Youth Questions About Sexual Health
January 22nd, 2020, 9am – 4pm, Austin, TX, free

Refugee and the Disability Experience
Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin
February 11th, 2020, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Austin, TX

TACSAP Annual Conference: “Making it Count!”
February 20th– 22nd, 2020, Arlington, TX, Registration cost varies

The Texas Campaign’s 9th Annual Statewide Symposium: Learn. Connect. Inspire.
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
April 6th-8th, 2020, San Antonio, TX, registration cost varies

Military Social Work & Behavioral Health Conference
Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness
April 9th & 10th, 2020, Austin, TX, Registration cost varies


Helping Your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Supporting Child Welfare Staff: The Critical First Three Months
CANTASD and the Children’s Bureau

How to Help Agencies Stop Confusing Poverty with Neglect
Children’s Bureau Express

Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience – Guidance For One-On-One Settings
The Dibble Institute

Resident Movement: An exploration of population trends in Travis County
American Survey Committee

All Children – All Families 2019 Report: Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in Child Welfare
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Indigenous Mental Health
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care
Healthy Foster Care America

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