News from the Field: October 2018

NFTF Oct 2018Lot’s of great opportunities this October to learn more about child trafficking prevention, grief and loss, mental health, and a new publication on the immigration humanitarian crisis. Check it all out below!

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News From The Field

2018 UT Child Welfare Conference
November 9th, 8-4pm, ATX, 6.75 CEUs


A Professional’s Guide to Protecting Children from Trafficking
Healthy Youth Partnership and Girls with Grit: October 23, 3 – 4:30 pm, Austin, TX

Healthier Texas Summit
IT’S TIME TEXAS and the University of Texas: October 25-26, Austin, TX

NAMI Texas 2018 Conference
October 26-27, Austin, TX

Central Texas Grief and Loss Conference
Steve Hicks School of Social Work: November 1 – 2, Austin, TX

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Conference
November 1 – 3, Houston, TX

Strengthening Youth and Families Conference
Texas Juvenile Justice Department: November 5 – 8, Galveston, TX

The Strengths Model: An Evidence-Based Approach to Case Management
Lifeworks: November 9, 9 am – 12 pm, Austin, TX

Treating Trauma Master Series: A 5-Module Series on the Treatment of Trauma
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
Weds/Thurs through November 8, online video



Child & Youth Care Forum: Work engagement and child care providers: An application of the job demands-resources model

Texas Children’s Commission:  Education of Children & Youth Placed in Residential Treatment Round Table Report

Texas Children’s Commission: 2018 Study of Legal Representation in Child Protective Services Cases

Chronicle of Social Change: Profiles in permanence: What’s being done to improve adoptions and guardianships

Chronicle of Social Change Project: Who Cares: A National Count of Foster Homes and Families

Texas Criminal Justice Coalition: Young adults and community supervision: The need for a developmentally appropriate approach to probation

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal:  Foster care alumni and higher education: A descriptive study of post-secondary achievements of foster youth in Texas

Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal: The Immigration Humanitarian Crisis Is Not Going Away—And SocialWork Needs to Step Up

Annie E. Casey Foundation: Opening Doors for Young Parents

Annie E. Casey Foundation: A Blueprint for Embedding Evidence-Based Practices in Child Welfare