Training & Professional Development

TXICFW believes that professionals who have the proper support and tools are the most successful at helping children and their families thrive. That’s why we are committed to providing opportunities for professionals to expand their skills and create a space where children, parents, families, practitioners, non-profits and organizations can feel supported and are provided with high quality instruction that they can be incorporated into the workplace tomorrow. Our conference and workshops are interactive, skills-based trainings that aim to be accessible and applicable to their intended audience but also larger communities.

Check out our Current Training & Professional Development Opportunities:

Completed Projects

Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative

Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative

Project Overview: The Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI) builds relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health for child welfare-involved youth. In partnership with the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative will establish, fund, coordinate,… Read more »

Texas Permanency Outcomes Project (TXPOP)

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

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 Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy will be expanding… Read more »

Girasol

Girasol

Girasol strives to help Texas immigrant children and families to heal from trauma through support, education, and connection. Girasol is housed in the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the University of Texas at Austin and works with community partners to support immigrants by providing services to women and children both during and… Read more »

Annual UT Child Welfare Conference

About #CWConf: The UT Child Welfare Conference seeks to unite research & practice and promote resilience in children and families. The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) has been able to this free high quality continuing education opportunity for local professionals, students, advocates and researchers interested in child welfare the past few years.  Who Attends?: For the… Read more »

Clinician’s Corner

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 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 Welfare Education Collaboration

Child Welfare Education Collaboration

The Child Welfare Education Collaboration program 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… Read more »