October 2020 News From The Field

News From The Field October 2020

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, we are excited to share several trainings and monthly meetings from Girasol, as well as a training put on by our Institute about rest and healing in the face of societal oppression and a global pandemic.


News From The Field

It’s OK to Not Be OK
Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
October 30th, 2020, 12-1pm, 1 CEU, $10

Trauma-informed Work with Immigrant Survivors During and Post-Detention
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
November 18th, 12-2pm CST, virtual, $10 suggested donation

Meet Girasol Mondays: A Free Monthly Gathering to Learn More About Girasol!
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
Second Monday of the Month, 12pm-1pm, online, free

Mental Health Collaborative Monthly Consultation Groups: Support for Girasol Mental Health Collaborative Members
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
Dates and times vary, online, free


Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence – Annual Meeting & Expo
American Public Health Association
October 24th-28th, virtual, registration cost varies

Youth Participation in Local Movements for Black lives and New Justice System Reform and Policy Opportunities
JDAI connect
October 27th, 1pm CST, virtual, free

Research Innovations, New Findings and Practice Implications for Supporting Young Mothers in Foster Care
The Center for the Study of Social Policy
October 28th, 2pm CST, virtual

Grief and Loss Consortium Symposium
Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin
October 29th, 1pm-4pm, virtual

Relationship Education: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Youth
The Dibble Institute
November 11th, 3-4pm CST, virtual, free

In The Know: A virtual town hall with Girls Empowerment Network
Girls Empowerment Network
November 12th, 7pm CST, virtual, free

Black Mamas ATX Sister Circle
Black Mamas ATX
November 29th & December 27th, 2:30-4:30pm CST

The Texas Campaign’s 10th Annual Symposium Webinar Series
The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Through December, virtual, $25/session


Building Communities of Hope: 2020 Special Report
Annie E Casey Foundation

The Impact of COVID-19 on Noncitizens and Across the U.S. Immigration System
American Immigration Council

American Indian & Alaska Native Grandfamilies: Helping children thrive through connection to family and cultural identity
Generations United & National Indian Child Welfare Association

The Experiences of Older Youth In & Aged Out of Foster Care During COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania

The Latinx Data Gap in the Youth Justice System
Alianza for Youth Justice and UCLA’s Latino Policy and Politics Initiative

The Importance of a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Did we miss something in our October 2020 News From the Field? Let us know! Email our Digital Communications Coordinator: allie.long@austin.utexas.edu