July 2020 News From The Field

News From The Field: July 2020Welcome to our July 2020 News from the Field monthly feature! 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 share several different ways that folks can get involved in Girasol Online. In addition to offering our pre-existing free trainings, we are also starting to offer monthly virtual meet ups. Meet Girasol Mondays are an opportunity to get to know Girasol Program Coordinator Ana Hernández and hear how you can get more involved in Girasol. In our Mental Health Collaborative Monthly Consultation Groups, we are offering a free support group space for anyone in the collaborative to receive feedback and meet other providers and students interested in working on immigration cases.

News From The Field

Meet Girasol Mondays: A Free Monthly Gathering to Learn More About Girasol!
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
Second Monday of the Month, 12pm-1pm, online, free

Mental Health Collaborative Monthly Consultation Groups: Support for Girasol Mental Health Collaborative Members
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
Dates and times vary, online, free

Conducting Tele-Mental Health Assessments for Immigration Cases
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
August 12th, 12pm-2pm, online, free


The Power of Connections: Building Equity for Healthy Generations
Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
August 4th-6th, virtual, cost varies

Virtual Health and Wellness Committee Meeting
Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
August 5th, 12pm-1pm, virtual, free

Self Care Webinar
Depelchin Children’s Center
August 10th, 1pm-2pm, virtual, free

Online Teaching Strategies: Tips and Guidance from the Field
The Dibble Institute
August 12th, 3pm-4pm, virtual, free

Recovery from White Conditioning: Building Anti-Racist Practice and Community
Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin
August 13th, 10:30am-12pm, virtual, free

Online Back to School Party
Trauma-Informed Care Consortium of Central Texas & Austin Child Guidance Center
August 21st, 7pm-8:30pm, virtual, free

Transforming Lives through Evidence-Based Supported Employment
Texas Network of Youth Services
September 3rd, 9:30am-11:30am, virtual, free

Social Workers: Generations Strong – NASW/TX Virtual Conference
National Association of Social Workers, Texas Chapter
October 8th-10th, virtual, cost varies

The Future is Now: Texas Child Care Administrators Virtual Conference
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
October 19th-21st, virtual, more information to come

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence – Annual Meeting & Expo
American Public Health Association
October 24th-28th, virtual, registration cost varies

Teach-In: A Thriving BIPOC Community: Dismantling the Entire Monster
Grassroots Leadership
Recorded training, virtual, free, available any time


Belonging Matters—Helping Youth Explore Permanency
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Using Media Effectively with Young Children and Virtual Visitation/ Part One: Virtual Communication with Young Children
Georgetown Early Learning Project

Using Media Effectively with Young Children & Virtual Visitation/ Part Two: Using Media Play with Young Children
Georgetown Early Learning Project

A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data Integration
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Start With What’s Going Right: Supporting Families With Protective Factors
Capacity Building Center for States

Stronger Together: Building an Inclusive System of Supports for Immigrant Families During the Pandemic, and Always
Center for the Study of Social Policy

Did we miss something in our July 2020 News From the Field? Let us know! Email our Digital Communications Coordinator: allie.long@austin.utexas.edu