2021 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Cover page for 2021 Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey

Every year, the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin undertake the Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey as contracted by the Texas Workforce Commission. In this year’s survey report, explore the rates charged to the general public… Read more »

August 2021 News From the Field

Social work news August 2021

In our August 2021 News From the Field feature, find the latest social work news, resources, and professional development opportunities from across Texas and nationally. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox. This month, learn about upcoming events and check out our new report on gaps in domestic violence… Read more »

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Understanding the Community Service Response and Needs in Texas

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Children exposed to domestic violence need trauma-informed support in the aftermath of abuse, but child welfare and domestic violence agencies across Texas lack resources to provide consistent housing, childcare, and counseling services to families in crisis. Researchers from the Texas Institute on Child & Family Wellbeing partnered with the UTMB Center for Violence Prevention to… Read more »

Latest Research in Using Mentalization to Help Families

Latest Research in Creating Networks for Youth in Care

Check out these short research summaries from other experts in the field + learn their implications for practice! Mentalizing mediates the association between emotional abuse in childhood and potential for aggression in non-clinical adults (2019) Schwarzer, N.; Nolte, T.; Fonagy, P.; & Gingelmaier, S. Children who undergo emotional abuse are more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior as adolescents… Read more »

Foster Parenting After Trauma

New group intervention can help foster parents create relational resilience and manage parenting stress

By Alix Mammina, Communications Specialist at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing A new study co-authored by TXICFW’s Tina Adkins shows promising evidence that a group intervention can help foster parents manage parenting stress and build critical parenting skills. Most children entering foster care have experienced traumatic and adverse events resulting in significant… Read more »

Virtual Certificate Course – Applying Psychoanalysis in Social Work

Introducing our NEW psychoanalytic social work certificate course

Are you interested in learning more about applying psychoanalytic ideas to clinical practice? Stay tuned for our NEW virtual post-graduate certificate course! Offered through the Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy (SFPA), the year-long course uses a social work lens to help practitioners tackle big issues with psychoanalytic theory and practical skills. Participants will learn to apply… Read more »

July 2021 News from the Field

July 2021 News From The Field

Welcome to our July 2021 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,… Read more »

June 2021 News from the Field

June 2021 News From The Field

Welcome to our June 2021 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,… Read more »

New TXICFW Study Published on Caregivers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact on Children’s Social-Emotional Challenges

New Txicfw Study Published On Caregivers’ Adverse Childhood Experiences And Their Impact On Children’s Social-emotional Challenges

In their most recent published article, TXICFW’s Dr. Tina Adkins, Ph.D., Swetha Nulu, MPH, and Kaitlyn Doerge, MSSW, examined foster parents’ history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and their impact in providing optimal care to youth. You can read the full article here. If you’re pressed for time but would like to learn more about this… Read more »