News From The Field: July 2018

NFTFWelcome 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.

Stay cool (or up to date at least!) the rest of this summer by checking out some late summer professional development opportunities, a few new reports, and some local back to school drives. Don’t forget! We want to hear and learn from you at #CWConf18. Our Call for Proposals closes August 17th!




News From The Field

#CWConf18: All Roads Lead Home: Building strong foundations for ALL families in child welfare

Call for presenters is now open! Applications due August 17th!

Trauma & Resilience Training for Helping Professionals

We’ve partnered up with Starr Commonwealth to offer a 2-day training to Austin-area helping professionals who work with children, adolescents and families including, but not limited to: teachers, school administration and staff, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and hospice workers. Join us September 25-28th!

Motivational Interviewing Workshop for the medical practitioner
August 4th, 8:30-4, ATX

SB 1758 and Opportunities to Serve Transitioning Youth
Texas Network of Youth Services, Free Webinar: August 10, 10 am

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and How They Affect Your Child’s Development
 Texas A &M, August 11, 9 am– 3 pm, Bryan, Texas

Learn All the Time Community Meeting
August 23, 9 – 11 am

Leading Through Change Conference
Texas Network of Youth Services: August 23-24, Austin, TX

41st National Conference in Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family
National Association of Counsel for Children
August 23-25, San Antonio, TX

 Being a Change Agent through Collaborative Decision-Making
Healthy Youth Partnership with Leadership Austin: August 24, Austin, TX

2018 South Texas Adolescent Health Summit
TX Campaign: August 28-29, Edinburg, Texas

DFPS 2018 Partners in Prevention Conference
September 25-27, Arlington, TX

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with UC-San Francisco: Early Childhood is Critical to Health Equity

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute: Recommendations from Foster Care Alumni

National Association of Social Workers:  Child Welfare Social Workers & Children with Prenatal Substance Exposure: Current Needs & Potential Solutions

 From one of Our Child Welfare Fellows, Kristian JonesFactors that contribute to help-seeking among homeless, trauma-exposed youth:
A social-ecological perspective

Mental health interventions for children in foster care: A systematic review

Some Local Back To School Drives:

Austin Angels Back to School Bash
July 28, 10 am – 2 pm

Foster Angels Back to School Drive
Drop off by August 3, volunteer August 6 – 10

 SAFE Back to School Drive
Accepting supplies throughout August

Communities in Schools Stuff the Bus
Assistance for your event before August 1, or volunteer on August 4

Supply the Teachers
Online donations

For the Children
Online donations

Austin ISD and City of Austin Back to School Bash and Safety Fair
August 4, 9 am – 3 pm
Bring students or volunteer