June 2020 News from the Field

June 2020 News from the FieldWelcome to our June 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 for our upcoming sold out Girasol training on Trauma-Informed work with Mixed Status Families in the Context of COVID-19! We’ve had several requests for more Girasol Online trainings, which will be coming soon in the next few months. Stay tuned! To stay up to date with upcoming Girasol trainings, sign up for their listserv by clicking here.

News From The Field

Trauma-Informed Work with Mixed Status Families in the Context of COVID-19
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
June 15th, 9am-11am, online, free


Calling on parents & full time caregivers of children ages 0-5! UTSA Social Work Researchers need your help with this quick survey! Email catherine.labrenz@uta.edu with any questions.


Creatively Handling Your CPS Case During Strenuous Times: What We Can Learn From Other Counties
Child Protection Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
July 1st, 12pm, virtual, free

Multidisciplinary Legal Representation and its Positive Impact on Reunifications
American Bar Association
July 1st, 11:30am CST, virtual, free

Becoming a Changemaker: A conversation with Dr. Lakey Cherry
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
July 2nd, 12-1pm, virtual, free

Title X + ACA Outreach
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
July 8th, 10-11:30am, virtual, $25

10 Ways to Support Reproductive Healthcare in Texas: An Advocacy Listicle
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
July 15th, 10-11am, virtual, $25

Removing Barriers – Is Free OTC Birth Control a Possibility?
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
July 22nd, 10-11am, virtual, $25

Military Social Work & Behavioral Health Conference
Institute for Military & Veteran Family Wellness
July 21st-24th, virtual, registration cost varies

“The Bridge to Hope and Healing®: Ethically Taking Care of Me and My Clients”
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
July 23rd, 9am-4pm, virtual, $80 before 7/16

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

Child Welfare Worker Safety in the Time of COVID: CDC Recommendation for In-Person Interactions with Families
Centers for Disease Control and the Children’s Bureau
Recorded webinar, free, view any time

COVID-19 and Health Equity — Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts
American Public Health Association & National Academy of Medicine
Virtual webinar, free, available any time


A Closer Look at Texas Women’s Health Programs
Texans Care for Children

Childcare, Schools, and Youth Programs: Plan, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maternal and Child Health Inequities Emerge Even Before Birth
Child Trends & Zero to Three

2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book: 2020 State Trends in Child Well-Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Reunifying Families
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Reflections on 10 Years of National Reunification Month
Children’s Bureau Express & American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care
By Generations United and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

“Where am I going to sleep? What am I going to eat?”: The Lived Experiences of Bexar County’s Opportunity Youth
University of Texas at San Antonio, Policy Studies Center

Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA): The Changing Landscape of Texas Child Welfare
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

In Focus: Mentoring Youth
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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