September 2021 News From the Field

NFTF square September2021 01In our September 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 upcoming events from external partners and projects led at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing.


Immigration Dialogue: Creative Resistance in Practice
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
October 1, 12 – 1:30 p.m. CT, virtual, suggested $10 donation

Brave Conversations
Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative
October 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT, virtual, free

Conducting Tele-Mental Health Assessments for Immigration Cases
Girasol at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing
October 26, 12 – 2 p.m. CT, virtual, suggested $20 donation

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Enhancing Basic Skills for Tribal/First Nations Child Welfare Workers Training Institute
National Indian Child Welfare Association
October 5 – 6, virtual, $395

Fostering School Success: How Caregivers and Social Workers Can Support the Educational Needs of Children
Child Welfare League of America
October 5 & 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT, virtual, $325

From Conversations to Relationships: Engaging Teens in Permanency Planning
Children’s Bureau
October 13, 12 p.m. CT, virtual, free

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

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Recommendations for Improving Permanency and Well-Being
Administration for Children and Families

Collaborative Family Engagement Tools: A Pocket Guide for Connecting With & Searching for Families
Texas CASA

Youth Engagement Toolkit
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Contact with Child Protective Services is pervasive but unequally distributed by race and ethnicity in large US counties (2021)
Edwards, F., Wakefield, S., Healy, K., & Wildeman, C.

Intersectionality and child welfare policy: Implications for Black women, children, and families (2021)
Williams Butler, A., Golden, K. E., & Mendez, A.

Community-level prevention of childhood maltreatment: Next steps in a world with COVID-19 (2021)
Scoglio, B. E., Beardslee, A. A. J., & Williams, R.

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