News From The Field: November 2018

NFTF nov 2018 In the spirit of giving, here’s a list of Austin holiday volunteer opportunities to brush up on important topics like immigration, youth mental health, holiday stress before year end!

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News From The Field

Tis the Season… check out Austin holiday volunteer opportunities!

CASA of Travis County Holiday Toy Drive

SAFE Austin SAFE Holidays

Foster Angels of Central Texas Toys for Teens

Junior League of Austin Coats for Kids

Foundation Communities Holiday Assistance Program

Dell Children’s Hospital Holiday Village

Austin Police Operation Blue Santa

Travis County Sheriff’s Office Brown Santa


#GivingTuesday Opportunity: Help fund Girasol Texas’s work to support immigrant children and families across Texas

Immigration & Social Work Teach-In

Girasol, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Austin

Psychoanalytic Lunch and Learn: Defense Mechanisms Explained

December 14, 11:30 – 1 pm, Austin, $5


Youth Mental Health & Suicide: How to Recognize & Save a Life

Healthy Youth Partnership, November 27, 3 – 4:30 pm, Austin

Children’s Policy Series: Keeping Kids in their Communities

Texans Care for Children, December 3, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Austin

The Realities of Documentation in Today’s Practice

Steve Hicks School of Social Work, December 4, 12 – 1:30 pm, webinar, $35

Coping with Holiday Stress

Texas Network of Youth Services, December 6, 10:30 – 11:30am, webinar

Statewide Workgroup on Youth Homelessness Meeting (Second Meeting)

December 6, 1 – 4 pm, Austin

Tools and Resources for Effective Research-Practice Partnerships

Annie E. Casey Foundation, December 6, 12 pm Central Time, webinar

Understanding Legal Rights of Youth

TNOYS with Texas Appleseed, December 13, 2 – 3 pm, webinar

The State of Juvenile Justice in Texas and Opportunities for Reform

TNOYS with Texas Appleseed, January 10, 2 – 3 pm, webinar

Child & Family Research Partnership:  PEI Fatherhood Evaluation: Community and Statewide Efforts to Support and Engage Fathers

Understanding the Youth Services Landscape of the Houston Region: Findings from TNOYS’ Listening Tour

Journal of Adolescent Health: Longitudinal Change in Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sexuality

The Center for State Child Welfare Data: The Dynamics of Foster Home Recruitment and Retention

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Fostering Youth Transitions: Using Data to Drive Policy and Practice Decisions

Annie E. Casey Foundation: 2018 Texas Profile: Transition-Age Youth in Foster Care

Texas Children’s Commission: Texas Child Protection Law Bench Book

Chronicle of Social Change: Foster Care Numbers up for Fifth Straight Year, Federal Data Released Today Shows

Journal of Adolescent Health:  Suicide Attempt Admissions From a Single Children’s Hospital Before and After the Introduction of Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why *Watch TXICFW’s Coffee Break Facebook Live session about this topic here.

Journal of Adolescent Health: Youth Engagement and Participation: Field-Building Across Research and Practice

Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative: Authentic Voices Video Series: Sharing Our Perspective