Father's day was just a few months ago and the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing shared some information about an exciting new collaboration with Wayne State University and Family Assistance for Renaissance Men helping fathers create more meaningful and resilient relationships with their children!
TXICFW Research Associate, Tina Adkins talks about adapting her parenting intervention, Family Minds in this blog: https://bit.ly/2MoWdcW
Also at the University of Texas the Child and Family Research Partnership held their Fatherhood Conference in June and recently released this report:
Fatherhood in Texas: Texas is Supporting Fathers, But Can Do More
For additional information on trauma informed approaches to working with fathers check out the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
In an effort to understand the strengths and challenges within our local community, we partnered with St. David’s Foundation, to develop a needs assessment to explore efforts in Travis County for preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building individual, family and community resilience. Our team identified the presence or absence, and capacity, of multi-level, cross-sector assets within Travis County and developed a new framework to identify the optimal conditions needed to continue to build resilience.
Click HERE to see the full report.
The Child Mind Institute has published a guide that you might be interested in! In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations. It offers simple tips on what to expect, what to do and what to look out for.
You can read more about their work here:
The University of Texas School of Law is offering free legal services to people who have lost their ability to drive legally due to unpaid debts to Texas courts, the Texas Department of Public Safety, or the Municipal Service Bureau. This program can help you seek debt forgiveness for unpaid fees and take steps to regain your ability to drive legally, including assistance in obtaining an Occupational Driver License if necessary. If you are interested in this opportunity, please take the following steps:
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Today Upbring and the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing released the pilot report from the groundbreaking Texas Youth Permanency Study (TYPS). The study asks whether the child welfare system’s focus on legal permanency (adoption, reunification, kinship care) for children in foster care is sufficient— and offers an alternative model to give youth everything they need to succeed in adulthood. The study is the first to compare youth who age out of care to youth who are adopted or reunified with family.
Key findings include:
FosterClub, Foster Care Alumni of America (FCAA), and Casey Family Programs are inviting partner agencies to once again share the application to serve on the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council (NFCYAPC). As a collaborative partner, we would be pleased if your organization would consider encouraging a youth or alumni of foster care to apply. At this time, we are requesting that you share the link and encourage interested young people to fill out the application form.
Young leaders who have experienced foster care and
are between the ages of 18-26 are eligible to apply
Application Due Date: March 12, 2018 by Midnight
Notification of application status: March 16, 2018
In-person meeting for accepted applicants: April 7-10, Washington DC.
If you have additional questions please email:
To learn more about eligibility requirements click here!