Coaching Young Parents in Care

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This workshop helps foster parents coach young parents so they can realize their full potential as adolescents, young adults and parents. In this workshop we will explore three core ideas: understanding the context of young parents in foster care through the lenses of child development, trauma, grief and loss, understanding ourselves and how our unique… Read more »

Coffee Breaks with TXICFW

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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

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

Child Care Market Rate and Quality Care Survey


The Texas Child Care Survey is a project carried out by the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing 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 survey has two sections: the Texas Child Care Market Rate… Read more »

Brave Conversations: Utilizing trauma-informed approaches to talk to youth about sex

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This workshop will provide guidance to youth-serving professionals so they can have brave conversations with youth. We will discuss the need for trauma-informed sex education, analyze shaming language and discuss how to incorporate trauma-informed practices in daily work.   Training Objectives 1. Articulate the importance of trauma-informed sex education for youth who have been maltreated. 2. Identify the… Read more »

Child Welfare Education Collaboration

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CWEC is a partnership between the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Protective Services (CPS) that links social work education and public child welfare. CWEC is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, federal title IV-E,… Read more »

Spark Program


Visit the Spark Website by clicking here! The University of Texas Spark Program wants to empower former foster youth by providing necessary support systems to attend the university! Spark serves as a resource to help students build meaningful personal and professional relationships that are important to success. Spark is a new program located at the… Read more »