News From The Field: May 2020

NFTF May 2020Welcome to our monthly May 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 several upcoming events, courtesy of Girasol and the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy. Both of these programs are housed within the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing, and will be providing free digital training opportunities throughout the summer. Stay tuned for more info!

News From The Field

Digital Talks on COVID-19: Community Resources for Immigrant Families & Service Providers
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
May 30th, 9:30am-12:30pm, online, free

Conducting Tele-Mental Health Assessments for Immigration Cases
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
June 3rd, 1-3pm, online, free

Trauma-Informed Interviewing for Immigration Legal Professionals During COVID-19
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
June 15th, 11am-1pm, online, free

Mentalization & Reflecting Parenting: A Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn
Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
June 17th, 12-1pm, online, free


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


May Sister Circle
Black Mamas ATX
May 31st, 2:30-4:30pm, virtual webinar, free

Treating Anxiety and Depression in Gender Diverse Populations
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
June 3rd, 11am-12pm CST, price varies

Providing Services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth in Care
Centene Corporation and Texas Network of Youth Services
June 4th, 11:30am-1pm, virtual webinar, free

Get in the MIX! A comprehensive sexuality education webinar
June 4th, 1-2:15pm, online, free

Healthy Minds for Healthy Students, at Home and for the Fall
Stanford Graduate School of Education
June 4th, 6-7pm CST, online, free

A Glass Half Empty Benefits No One: The Ethical Imperative of Self-Care during COVID-19
NASW Texas
June 12th, 9am-4pm, virtual webinar, registration cost varies

Cultivating Resonance: Embracing the WE in Play Therapy: 9th Annual Play Therapy Symposium
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
June 19th, 8:45am-4pm, virtual webinar, registration cost varies

Make Your Mark: TNOYS 37th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families
Texas Network of Youth Services
June 25-26, virtual, registration cost varies

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 Client
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
July 23rd, 9am-4pm, virtual webinar, registration cost varies

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


Reunification Spotlight: Icebreakers – Tapping into the Power of Families Supporting Families
American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

Putting Family First: Developing an Evidence-Based Child Welfare Preventive Practice Model
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

DFPS Rider 15 Report for Community-Based Care
Texas DFPS

DFPS Rider 29 Report on Community-Based Care Implementation Status
Texas DFPS

The Experiences of Foster Youth During COVID-19
The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Pratice & Research

Prosperity Requires Being Bold: A Progress Report – The Tri-Agency Report to the Office of the Governor
Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission


11th Annual Conference: Power of You – Postponed until 2021
Education Reach for Texans
Formerly June 4-5th, San Angelo State University

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