October 2021 News From The Field

NFTF square October 2021 01In our October 2021 News From the Field feature, find the latest social work news, resources, and professional development opportunities from across Texas and nationally. If you haven’t already, sign up to get our monthly e-newsletter in your inbox.

This month, learn about initial findings from our new Texas Youth Permanency Study and discover upcoming events from projects led at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and external organizations.


Feeling Connected and Empowered: Protective Experiences for Youth in Foster Care Report
Texas Youth Permanency Study

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Immigration Dialogue: Student Movements of Creative Resistance
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
November 5, 12 – 1:30 p.m. CT, virtual, suggested $10 donation

Feeling Connected & Empowered: Protective Experiences for Youth in Care
Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
November 15, 12 – 1 p.m. CT, virtual, free

Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn: Mentalization & Reflective Parenting
Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy
November 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT, virtual, free

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Partners in Prevention Conference
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
November 2–4, virtual and in-person

Texas Child Care Administrators Conference 
Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
November 8, $190 virtual and $310 in-person

Substance Use Among Pregnant & Parenting People
Injury & Violence Prevention Center at the Colorado School of Public Health
November 17, virtual, free

Relationships Matter: Building Birth and Foster Parent Partnerships that Last
Birth and Foster Parent Partnership
November 18, virtual, free

Promoting Traumatic Stress Growth in the School Environment
National Association of Social Workers
November 30, virtual, $20 member and $30 non-member

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Tools for Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Youth
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Back-to-School Action Guide: Re-Engaging Students and Closing the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Sentencing Project

Transforming Child Welfare: Prioritizing Prevention, Racial Equity, and Advancing Child and Family Well-Being
National Council on Family Relations

System Transformation to Support Child & Family Well-Being: The Central Role of Economic & Concrete Supports
Chapin Hall

Challenges in Providing Substance Use Disorder Treatment to Child Welfare Clients in Rural Communities
Office of Human Services Policy

Promising Practices for Strengthening Families Affected by Parental Incarceration

Working With Adolescents: Practice Tips and Resource Guide
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Did we miss something in our October 2021 News from the Field? Let us know! Email our Communications Specialist: alexandria.mammina@austin.utexas.edu