What HOPES taught us: A summary of our four year-long evaluation of community-based child maltreatment prevention programs

What Hopes Taught Us: A Summary Of Our Four Year-long Evaluation Of Community-based Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs

By Swetha Nulu, MPH, Assistant Director of Research Major Take-Aways To prevent child maltreatment, programs should focus on addressing risk factors empirically linked to child maltreatment: substance use, mental health concerns, domestic violence, and history of trauma Relationships between families & staff are the key ingredient that makes programs work to spark behavior change. Community… Read more »

TYPS March 2020 Update

Every few months we’ll be updating you on the progress made on the UT Austin Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS). 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 child welfare courts across Texas. The recruitment window is from July… Read more »

News from the Field: March 2020

News From The Field: March 2020

Welcome to our March 2020 News from the Field! 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, we are excited… Read more »

Assisting Spark Students During COVID-19

Assisting Spark Students During Covid-19

March 30th, 2020 As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we recognize the impact that this situation places on the ability for our independent students to pay for their basic necessities. Spark students were relying on consistent paychecks and no longer have jobs due to the community and university closures. We… Read more »

Welcome to Stephanie Holmes, LMSW, our new Program Specialist!

Stephanie Holmes, Lmsw, Program Specialist

We recently sat down with Stephanie Holmes, LMSW, our newest TXICFW team member, to learn a bit more about her! Stephanie is our Program Specialist for the new Children with Special Healthcare Needs (CSHCN) Project. Her work over the last 16+ years has been devoted to the public child welfare system, with a primary focus… Read more »

News from the Field: February 2020

News From The Field: February 2020

Welcome to our February 2020 News from the Field! 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, we are… Read more »