News from the Field: February 2020

NFTF February 2020Welcome to our February 2020 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 for our 2020 Child Welfare Conference. To learn more about what you can expect at our 7th annual conference, 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


29th Annual Texas School Social Workers Conference: 20/20: A Clear Vision for Texas School Social Work
Steve Hicks School of Social Work, UT Austin
February 26-28th, Austin, TX, registration cost varies

Ethics & the Texas Social Worker: What Ethical Social Workers Need to Know” Workshop
NASW Texas
February 28th, 9am-4pm, Austin, TX

No More Detention: Two West Coast Counties Move Toward Zero Detention
JDAI Connect
March 4th, 1pm CST, webinar, free

Mechanism Matters: Understanding How the Brain Works Can Help Us Do Right by Our Children and Our Community
St. David’s Foundation
March 5th, 5:30pm – 7pm, Austin, TX, free

Behavior Management and Using Behavior Charts
Texas Network of Youth Services
March 5th, 11:30am – 1pm CST, webinar, free

Social Work Advocacy Day at the Capitol
NASW Texas
March 6th, 8am – 4:45pm, Austin, TX $10

From Awareness to Action: The Importance of Queer & Trans Migrant Activism
UT Libraries Diversity Action Committee
March 11th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Perry-Castañeda Library Learning Lab 1, Austin, TX, free

The Impact of Mind Matters: Results from the University of Louisville’s Pilot Study
The Dibble Institute
March 11th, 3-4m CST, webinar, free

Guiding Youth Toward Healthy Relationships
Texas Network of Youth Services
April 2nd, 11:30am – 1pm CST, webinar, free

The Square One Project: Roundtable on the Future of Justice Policy – Austin
Columbia University Justice Lab and Huston-Tillotson University
April 2nd – 4th, Austin, TX, free

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

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

We Are Girls Houston Conference 2020
Girls Empowerment Network
April 18th, Houston, TX, registration varies

7th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference
Cultural Inclusion Institute, UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing
April 22nd & 23rd, Austin, TX, $200 early fee until March 8th


Child Maltreatment 2018 Report
The Children’s Bureau

Reasonable Efforts to Preserve or Reunify Families and Achieve Permanency for Children
Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Center for Working Families Framework
A comprehensive approach to economic opportunity
Annie E. Casey Foundation

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