2017 UT Child Welfare Conference Schedule

Time Event Presenters Location 8:00-8:30am Registration/ Light Refreshments Auditorium Lobby 8:30-8:45am Opening remarks Monica Faulkner, LMSW Ph.D., Director Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing Beth Gerlach, LCSW, Ph.D., Associate Director, Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing Main Auditorium 9:00-10:00am Workshop Session 1:  Working with Undocumented Youth   Panelists: Ana Hernandez, Texas Institute for Child… Read more »

2017 Child Welfare Conference Keynote Speaker

  Robyn Gobbel, LCSW See Robyn speak about her #CWConf17 keynote presentation on Facebook Live  here! Robyn is the founder of Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center and specializes in adoption, attachment, and trauma.  She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Clinical… Read more »

#CWConf17 Media Toolkit

#cwconf17 Media Toolkit

Help us promote the conference with this Media Toolkit! You can win free admission to the event! See  image below: KEY INFORMATION: Date:  November 3rd, 2017 Time: 8:30-3:30pm Location: Seton Administrative Offices (SAO) Auditorium 1345 Philomena Street Austin, TX 78723   CEUS: 5.0 Continuing Education Credits for social workers. To receive CEUs, attendees must get their… Read more »

The Journey to Safety Part 3: How Credible is Your Fear?

The Journey To Safety Part 3: How Credible Is Your Fear?

By Ana Hernández Ana Hernández is a Master student in Social Work and Latin American Studies. She is a Research Assistant at the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing.  Ana co-facilitates a weekly support group at the Hutto Detention Center and is part of the Social Work Detention Response Team that provides legal information… Read more »

Spark UT Teen Conference 2017 was a success!

Spark Ut Teen Conference 2017 Was A Success!

August 8, 2017 The last week of July TXICFW and SPARK partnered with DFPS Pal Services and Foster Angels of Central Texas to host the 2nd Annual Spark UT Teen Conference for a group of 30 students currently in foster care. Last year was a full day whirlwind campus tour and workshops, but this year… Read more »

UT Child Welfare Conference 2017- Call for Presenters!

Ut Child Welfare Conference 2017- Call For Presenters!

UT Child Welfare Conference 2017  In the Child Welfare field, we encounter youth who are disproportionally represented in the system or do not have access to the resources they need due to their status or identity. As a child welfare practitioner, researcher and/or advocate it is essential that we learn more about their experiences and learn… Read more »

Spark College Success Kits

Spark College Success Kits

Going to college is exciting but it can also be stressful and chaotic. All college students have dreams about their future. For former foster youth, these dreams can sometimes feel far away after unforeseeable crises – dealing with loss, moves, or trauma. These scholars often struggle to connect on campus and find a home. College… Read more »

Op-ed: Separating children and moms will not curb unauthorized entry into the U.S.

Op-ed: Separating Children And Moms Will Not Curb Unauthorized Entry Into The U.s.

By Monica Faulkner & Laurie Cook Heffron Recent news reports have indicated that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering causing children psychological harm as a strategy to curb illegal immigration from Central America. It is contemplating separating mothers and children who cross the border without authorization. Regardless of whether this practice becomes official… Read more »