Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP)

The Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP) develops sustainable best practices utilized by child welfare agencies across Texas to connect children to their birth families, regardless of their permanency outcome. TXPOP is a project of the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing and the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, in collaboration with the… Read more »

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy cultivates its study at the intersection of psychoanalysis and social work. The Academy is located within the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the University of Texas at Austin. Initially inspired by the Family Minds Project’s Lunch & Learn sessions, the Academy will be expanding its initial research… Read more »

Mixed-Status Families: Providing culturally responsive & trauma-informed services

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This workshop is for all social service providers, lawyers and educators who work with the undocumented community. We discuss trauma, migration, contemporary immigration policies, and available resources to help you provide comprehensive, trauma-informed and culturally responsive services to your clients. Audiences: professionals, lawyers, and educators Interested in this training? Contact Shannon.mann@austin.utexas.edu  

Trauma-informed Interviewing: When working with immigrant families

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Trauma-informed interviewing is essential for lawyers and law students working with immigrants seeking relief in legal cases. This workshop provides an overview of trauma-informed interviewing and a chance to practice using important techniques and resources. Training Objectives: Participants will learn about trauma and causes of trauma in the immigration context. Participants will discuss methods of… Read more »

Let Kids Be Kids: Normalcy to improve child wellbeing

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Normal experiences in childhood are critical to the wellbeing and social development of all children. Children in foster care are no different! This workshop provides information of the importance of normalcy and what caregivers can do to ensure their children are living as normal of a life as possible. Training Objectives Participants will learn how… Read more »

Reflective Parenting: Introduction to Mentalization

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This workshop provides an introduction to the concept of “Reflective Parenting” and how it is related to secure attachment and successful parenting via mentalization skills. Mentalization is the skill of being able to see yourself from the outside and your children from the inside, and is one essential component of successful parenting. Training Objectives: Participants… Read more »

Addressing Family Violence in Child Maltreatment Prevention Programs

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This is a two-part workshop. In the first part, we provide basic domestic violence information for people who have not had that training. The second part provides more in-depth strategies for home visitors to work with clients experiencing domestic violence. Training Objectives Participants will learn the dynamics of family violence. Participants will learn the impact of… Read more »

Beyond The Big Talk: Strategies for engaging children of all ages in discussions about sexual heath

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This workshop offers valuable resources and skill-building around talking with children of all ages about sexuality. Building upon psychosocial, moral, cognitive and spiritual development theories, we will explore age-appropriate messaging about topics of sexuality and practice handling questions and scenarios dealing with children. Training Objectives Define healthy sexual development with the context of psychosocial, moral,… Read more »

Empowering Young Parents Through Inclusive Messages

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In this workshop, learn about the young parenting myths that are perpetuated by our culture, media, and peers and learn how to work with these parents so that the messages they hear are inclusive and empowering. Training Objectives Participants will learn how prevalent cultural myths about young parents have been perpetuated by politics and teen… Read more »