Coffee Breaks with TXICFW

Introducing “Coffee Breaks with TXICFW!”  Coffee Breaks is a professional development series for those who work with children and families. It’s an opportunity to receive FREE Continuing Education Credits while talking with experts and leaders in the field on Facebook Live. Each Coffee Break is 30 minutes and is hosted by one of our staff… Read more »

Clinician’s Corner

Welcome to Clinician’s Corner! This is a learning space where social work researchers and practitioners can exchange resources and knowledge to the increase successful usability of research findings in the social work field. The project culminates in two bi-annual Clinician’s Corner digests that will be published on the TXICFW.socialwork.utexas.edu website. The content for the digests will be… Read more »

Quality Improvement Center for Adoption & Guardianship Support & Preservation

The National Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support and Preservation (QIC-AG) is a five year project (2014-2019) awarded to Spaulding for Children in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  QIC-AG strives to 1) improve the permanency outcomes for… Read more »

Project HOPES Evaluation

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 »

Child Care Market Rate Survey

Overview The Texas Child Care Market Rate Survey is a project carried out by the Child and Family Research Institute and the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the University of Texas at Austin under contract with the Texas Workforce Commission. The objective is to gather and report on the rates… Read more »

Texas Youth Permanency Study

The Texas Youth Permanency Study will examine post-permanency experiences and long-term developmental outcomes of older youth in foster care. Permanency is a multi-dimensional concept describing who has legal responsibility for a child, who is the primary long-term caregiver for the child, where the child considers his or her home and who provides a sense of… 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 »