“When I started sitting in court, things started to come together”: The importance of attending and speaking up in child welfare court

“when I Started Sitting In Court, Things Started To Come Together”: The Importance Of Attending And Speaking Up In Child Welfare Court

By Barbara Ball, Ph.D., LPC-AT From June through August 2020, we interviewed 54 youth (ages 15 – 20) who are currently participating in the Texas Youth Permanency Study. We wanted to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences with the child welfare court system, and especially their participation in the court process. Existing research on outcomes… Read more »

January 2021 News from the Field

January 2021 News From The Field

Welcome to our January 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 »

December 2020 News From The Field

December 2020 News From The Field

Welcome to our December 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,… Read more »

Just Published: Girasol’s 2 Year Report

Just Published: Girasol’s 2 Year Report

Girasol was launched in September of 2018 as a culmination of over two years of volunteer work with immigrants in detention and training for the professionals who serve them. In Girasol’s two year report, you’ll learn more about what we have accomplished and what is on the horizon as we continue to work at the… Read more »

Welcome to Christopher Ayala, our new Communications Specialist!

Christopher Ayala, Communications Specialist

We recently caught up with Christopher Ayala, one of our newest TXICFW team members, to learn a bit more about him! Christopher is the new Communications Specialist and will be working across various projects for the institute, bridging the gap between data reporting and communications. He comes to us from St. Edward’s University, where he… Read more »

Welcome Macy Margolin, MSSW, our new Operations Coordinator!

Macy Margolin, Mssw Operations Coordinator

We recently spoke with Macy Margolin, one of our newest TXICFW team members, to learn a bit more about her! Macy is our Operations Coordinator and primarily focuses on fundraising and development for our research projects and on-the-ground programs. We are so excited to have her on our team! Hi Macy! Tell us a little… Read more »

Welcome to Sharon Hoefer, MSSW, our new TFYHI Project Manager!

Sharon Hoefer, Mssw, Tfyhi Project Manager

We recently video chatted with Sharon Hoefer, one of our newest TXICFW team members, to learn a bit more about her! Sharon is our Project Manager with the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative. Throughout her career, Sharon has worked directly with survivors of interpersonal violence as a case manager and support group facilitator, and with… Read more »

November 2020 News From The Field

November 2020 News From The Field

Welcome to our November 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,… Read more »