News From The Field: January 2019

NFTF jan 2019Among this month’s listings, we’ve got a few policy-related opportunities to brush up on important topics in this year’s #txledge, events, and a resource on high-quality Pre-K!

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News From the Field

Where is the Evidence for ‘Evidence-Based’ Therapy?
UT Austin Dell Medical School:  January 29th, 12-1: 15pm

Webinar: Preparing foster youth for college: A Pre-college Summer Program Experience
National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education (NRC-FAHE)
January 28th, 2-3pm CT

Keeping Kids Safe & Helping Them Succeed: Hot Policy Topics in Community Mental Health Services, foster care, and Juvenile Justice
Texans Care For Children: January 31, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Legislative Conference Room (E2.002) at the Texas Capitol

2019 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit
Call for Abstracts due February 1st!

2019 Texas CASA Child Welfare Primer: Essential Advocacy for Child & Family Well-being
February 4th, 9-4:30pm, ATX

Webinar: Trauma Toolkit 2.0 Series (Part 1) The Basics and Effects of Childhood Trauma 
TNOYS, February 7th, 10:30-12pm

Providing Kids A Healthy Start: Hot Policy Topics in Maternal & Child Health, ECI for Kids with Disabilities, Child Care, and Student Mental Health
Texans Care for Children: February 7, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Legislative Conference Room (E2.002) at the Texas Capitol

Free Trauma Webinar: The FST Stress Chart Technique
Family Trauma Institute: February 12th, 12-1pm CT

Trauma-Informed Care Consortium of Central Texas Quarterly Meeting
February 13th, location TBA

Transition Age Youth Collaborative (TAY-ATX) Monthly Meeting
Fri, February 15, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Lifeworks East, ATX

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

Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s 8th Annual Symposium,

April 15-16, 2019, ATX

Texans Care for Children: The Research Is Clear: High-Quality Pre-K Pays Off

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Normalcy for Youth in Foster Care

Preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2017

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Building Partnerships to Support Stable Housing for Child Welfare-Involved Families and Youth

Chapin Hall: Understanding the Differences in How Adolescents Leave Foster Care.

Children’s Bureau Express: Spotlight on the Role of the Legal and Judicial Community in Improving Outcomes for Children and Families