SHINE: positive Sexual Health for youth IN out-of-home Environments

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Youth who have experienced adversity have higher rates of adolescent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections compared to youth in general.  Those in out-of-home care may miss sexual health education in schools and often have not had reliable caregivers to provide them with accurate sexual health information. Compounding the issue, many of these youth have experienced… Read more »

Supervising from a Trauma-Informed Perspective

Supervising from a trauma-informed perspective

This training will build capacity in supervisors in their role as a key component of a service system that uses a trauma-informed perspective. Participants will learn how to draw on their knowledge, experience and expertise of the child welfare environment and the impact of trauma on clients and staff to educate and support staff doing critical work with children who… Read more »

National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption & Guardianship Support & Preservation

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The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) was a five-year project working with eight sites that implemented evidence-based interventions or developed and tested promising practices to achieve long-term, stable permanence in adoptive and guardianship homes. Final QIC-AG Report The final report for the QIC-AG project includes an executive summary,… Read more »

Project HOPES Evaluation

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Understanding the impact of community-based child maltreatment prevention. The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) at the University of Texas at Austin is collaborating with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) division to carry out a cross-site evaluation of the Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support… Read more »

Hispanic Parent Study

Researchers at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin are conducting a study to understand how cultural values influence parenting within Hispanic families. Researchers leading this study include Drs. Lauren Gulbas, Esther Calzada and Monica Faulkner. Focus groups will be held this summer with parents of children ages 0-5, 6-10 and 10-18.  Focus… Read more »

Undocumented Latino Families

TXICFW is working to strengthen and formalize UT School of Social Work’s response to recent waves of migrants seeking asylum, particularly from the “Northern Triangle” countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Given that Texas has a large number of immigration detention facilities, including two facilities that house women and children, social workers have been… Read more »

Integrating ACE-informed care into medical practice: A needs assessment of healthcare providers in the Austin area.

The purpose of this study is three-fold: Assess the familiarity and experience of healthcare providers with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) informed care. Assess the value and feasibility of implementing ACE-informed care. Assess the comfort and confidence of healthcare providers exploring ACEs with patients and their families. TXICFW, and members of the PTIRCC collaboration are conducting… Read more »

PEI Retrospective Data Analysis

TXICFW is conducting the Retrospective Data Analysis for the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) project of DFPS. This project entails the aggregation, cleaning, analyses, and dissemination of PEI data collected on families receiving services from 2007 to 2015. Through the examination of descriptive and inferential statistics, the project hopes to uncover valuable information on child… Read more »