News From The Field: May 2019

News From The Field May 2019This month, we’re featuring a resource on youth in out-of-home care. We’re also excited to see all of the events in our community that are highlighting May’s national observances, as this month is both National Foster Care Month and Sex Ed for All Month (formerly National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month). We are proud of to be part of the Austin city collective that is working hard to educate and support each other!

Welcome 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.


News From The Field

Education Reach for Texans 10th Annual Conference
Co-Hosted by The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
June 6th-June 7th, 8am-4pm, Austin, TX


Community Night Spotlight: Foster Care and Adoption Awareness
The Thinkery Austin
May 22nd, 4-8pm, Austin, free

Youth Reproductive Rights: Access, Consent, and Texas Law Workshop
Healthy Youth Partnership
May 28th, 3:30-4:30pm, Austin, TX

Mental Health: A Community Conversation
Girl Advocacy League
May 29th, 6-8pm, Austin

Teens and Birth Control
Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
May 29th, 10am CST, webinar, free

Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents
Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative
May 29th, 12:30pm-2pm CST, webinar

National Foster Care Month Stories and Activities
George Washington Carver Library
May 31st, 4-10pm, free

2019 National CASA/GAL Conference
June 1st-4th, Atlanta, GA

Texas Regional Fatherhood Summits
Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Prevention and Early Intervention Division
June 4th in Houston, June 25th in Dallas, July 15th in Lubbock

2019 NASW Virtual Forum: Trauma through the Social Work Lens
June 19th-20th, online, prices vary

Play Therapy Symposium
UT Steve Hicks School of Social Work
June 21st, 8:30am-4pm, Austin TX

TNOYS’ 36th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families
June 25th – 28th, Houston, TX

Trauma and Triumph Border Youth Conference
El Paso Center for Children
August 7th–8th, El Paso, TX

2019 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit
Children’s Bureau
August 20th – 21st, Washington CA


Fostering Families Develops Thriving Families
Children’s Bureau Express

How to Implement Trauma-informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma
Child Trends

Promoting Permanency for Older Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Young Men’s Experiences in a Pregnancy Prevention Program for Males
Child Trends

Kinship Guardianship as a Permanency Option
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Trauma-Informed Care and LGBTQ Youth: Considerations for Advancing Practice With Youth With Trauma Experiences
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services

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