Texas DFPS and The University of Texas at Austin are hosting two more Texas Regional Fatherhood Summits, one located in Dallas and another in Lubbock. The Texas Regional Fatherhood Summits are for professionals who engage with and/or impact policies about fathers and families, including local policymakers and agencies, researchers, and representatives from parent and family… Read more »
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Trainings, surveys, resources & other exciting opportunities for local CASA programs from other organizations within the child welfare community. Below you will find all of the latest Other Opportunities articles – to browse other categories, return to the Inside CASA home page or use the navigation list in the right column.
DFPS released a Request for Information (RFI) for Community-Based Care on May 31, 2019. The purpose of the RFI is to gather information to further inform how Texas implements Community-Based Care, specifically related to the existing catchment boundaries. The RFI is posted on the Electronic State Business Daily website, and the deadline to submit a… Read more »
Interested in incorporating racial liberation and equity into your personal and professional life, but not sure how to start? Check out this Racial Equity and Liberation Virtual Learning Series from the group Move to End Violence – it’s a free, six-week online course! The series dives deeply into topics like: self-reflection and locating oneself, expanding… Read more »
May is National Foster Care Month, and the theme this year is “Foster Care as a Support to Families, Not a Substitute for Parents.” This theme is very much in line with Texas CASA and the CASA network’s Collaborative Family Engagement work: better engaging family and other caring adults to create a lifetime network of… Read more »
May is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health America has created a toolkit to help organizations spread the word that mental health matters. In the 2019 toolkit, Mental Health America is expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, exploring topics like animal companionship (including pets and support animals),… Read more »
The 2019 National CASA/GAL Conference is taking place June 1-4, 2019, in Atlanta, GA. This year’s theme is Better Together: Building Stronger Families to Change Children’s Lives. The conference will be centered around supporting children and their families – whether biological, kin or guardianship, foster or adoptive – with the understanding that the importance of… Read more »
Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) is hosting its 36th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families from June 25-28 in Houston. The event brings together stakeholders in youth services from across Texas to collaborate on best practices, receive training and support, learn from each other and ultimately strengthen services to youth. The conference will… Read more »
Education Reach for Texans seeks to eliminate barriers to success and build support programs for alumni of foster care attending public colleges and universities in the state of Texas. The organization is holding its 10th Annual Conference: Road Rules – Charting the Course to Graduation, on June 6-7 in Austin. The event will be hosted… Read more »
Building resilience within oneself, within an organization, and coping with leadership fatigue are important tools. The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies is hosting 13 free trainings that focus on leadership resilience and emergency preparedness. Using principles from post-traumatic growth and positive psychology—and other resilience focused modalities—this in-person training will be delivered throughout the Harvey-impacted regions… Read more »
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)’s third annual All Together Now: Youth in Foster Care Conference will take place on Oct. 1-2, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Austin Midtown (6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, Texas). The conference supports the growth of the network of local and statewide organizations and the collaborative work of the Tri-Agency Foster… Read more »