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 »

Clinician’s Corner 2020 | Everyday Justice: Cultivating Intentional Connection

Clinician’s Corner 2020 | Everyday Justice: Cultivating Intentional Connection

See the 2020 Clinician’s Corner articles on Medium here! View the 2020 Clinician’s Corner  on  issuu  here! Download PDF of our 2020 Clinician’s Corner here! Welcome to our third installment of the Clinician’s Corner. Our Institute developed Clinician’s Corner as an effort to connect social work practice and research in a two-way conversation. By cultivating… Read more »

October 2020 News From The Field

October 2020 News From The Field

Welcome to our October 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 »

TYPS October 2020 Update

Typs October 2020 Update

Every few months we’ll be updating you on the progress made on the Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS) conducted by UT Austin, in partnership with Upbring and sponsored by The Reissa Foundation and The Simmons Foundation. This study is a 5-year longitudinal study following 500 foster youth who are 14 – 21 years old at time of recruitment. Participant recruitment occurs at… Read more »