News From The Field: March 2019

March 2019This month, we’re featuring a new study on working with multicultural communities. We’re also excited to be partnering with TACFS for their upcoming Symposium on Family Engagement on April 3rd from 11am-3pm. During this event, we’ll be talking more about our latest work on the Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TxPOP), as well as familial belonging within the child welfare system. Tickets are still available!

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News From The Field

Symposium on Family Engagement
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services and the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
April 3, 11am-3pm, Austin, TX


Building Alliances with Youth to Prevent Runaway and Other Challenging Behaviors
March 25th 9:30am – 4:30pm, Houston, TX

Statewide Workgroup on Youth Homelessness Meeting
Texas Network of Youth Services, Texas Homeless Education Office, Texas Appleseed
March28th, 11am-2pm, Austin TX

Webinar: Sexuality Education and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
March 28th, 10-11am CST, online

2019 Adolescent Health Symposium
People’s Community Clinic
April 3rd, 5:15-7:45pm, Austin, TX

Building Alliances with Youth to Prevent Runaway and Other Challenging Behaviors
ACH Child and Family Services
April 3rd, 9:30am-4:30pm, Fort Worth, TX

Homelessness Awareness Day<
Texas Homeless Network
April 4th, 9am-4pm, Austin, TX

Webinar: Trauma Toolkit 2.0 Series (Part 3) Enhancing the Well-Being and Resilience of Those Working in the System
Texas Network of Youth Services, Superior Health Plan
April 4th, 10am CST, online

TAY-ATX Monthly Meeting
Transition Age Youth Collaborative
April 5th, 12-1:30pm, Austin, TX

Webinar: A Systems Approach to Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in America<
National Network for Youth
April 9th, 2pm-3pm CST, online

2019 Perinatal Mental Health & Wellness Conference
UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
April 10th-12th, Austin, TX, cost varies

Texas Campaign’s 8th Annual Symposium: Forging Ahead – The Challenge of Change 
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
April 15th – 16th, Austin, TX
*TXICFW Director Monica Faulkner will be leading a breakout session at this event.

Webinar: Building Community Collaborations to Support Youth
LifeWorks, Austin ECHO
April 16th, 2-3pm CST, online

Webinar: Learning Together to Prevent Homelessness for Youth and Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement – An Update
Youth At Risk of Homelessness, Children’s Bureau, Mathematica Policy Research
April 17th, 3-4pm CST, online

Webinar: Talking About Adoption
Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota
April 18th 11am-12pm CST, online

Working Together For Rural Wellbeing
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
April 24th, Bastrop TX, waitlist available

21st National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Federal Children’s Bureau
April 24th-26th, Washington DC

Texas Social Work Ethics Update
NASW Texas
April 25th, 9am – 4pm, Austin, TX

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2019
April 27th, 10am-1pm, Austin, TX

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Innovation Summit
iTP3, Texas A&M, Innovation Next, Power to Decide
May 15th-16th, San Antonio, TX, $200

Webinar: Building Resiliency for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline
Justice Clearinghouse
May 16th, 2-3pm CST, online

Webinar: Understanding Legal Rights of Youth
Texas Appleseed
Recorded webinar, anytime

Webinar: Ethical Decision-Making in Youth Services
Recorded webinar, anytime


Children and Youth Services Review: Evidence-based sexual health programs for youth involved with juvenile justice and child welfare systems – Outcomes across settings

Columbia University Press: Adoption – Transracial and Intercountry

TexProtects, Prevent Child Abuse: ACEs Uncovered: Powerful Preventive Strategies to Promote Resilience and Brain Health for a Better Texas Tomorrow

Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work: Rethinking practice with multicultural communities – Lessons from research-based applications


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