News From The field: January 2019

NFTF jan 2019Welcome to our monthly feature, 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.

Happy 2019! Among 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 resources related to child welfare and trauma and a few early year conferences!

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