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TexProtects Connects: Zoom Lunch & Learn Episode Guide

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Keep Calm and Parent On: Tips for Coping With Quarantine | Presented by Cook Children's Health Care System

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Episode 1: Airdate May 12, 2020

Speakers: Cook Children's Health Care System licensed psychologists Corey Heath, Ph.D., and Amanda Jordan, Psy.D.

Moderator: Sophie Phillips, LMSW, TexProtects CEO

Synopsis: Licensed psychologists Corey Heath, Ph.D., and Amanda Jordan, Psy.D.discuss coping strategies for juggling working and parenting during the pandemic. Some of their tips include:

  • Take care of yourself first; you can't pour from an empty cup.
  • Be like Elsa from Frozen and LET IT GO
  • Support your children by exercising empathy, picking your battles, and managing expectations.
  • Set routines and focus on sleep.

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A Provider Toolkit: How We Look, Learn & Listen to Protect Children & Support Families During COVID-19

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Episode 2: Airdate June 29, 2020

Speakers: Bart Klika, MSW, Ph.D., Chief Research & Strategy Officer of Prevent Child Abuse America & Toni Sutton, LCSW, CPI Regional Director, Region 3, of Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Moderator: Sophie Phillips, LMSW, TexProtects CEO & Jennifer Lucy, TexProtects Director of Public Policy

Synopsis: The increased stress on families as a result of COVID-19 coupled with limited access to community supports has led experts to voice concerns about the increased risks of abuse and neglect during this time.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • Parenting Strategies for Increasing Child Safety During Times of Uncertainty and Stress (During COVID-19!)
  • How to Recognize and Report Abuse (Even When Your Interactions with Families are Only Virtual!)
  • Top Resources Where Families Can Get Help When Needed

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Unveiling the TexProtects Infographic Guide to CPS - A Great Tool to Understand & Navigate the System

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Episode 3: Airdate July 21, 2020

Speakers: Kerrie Judice, CPS Research and Policy Analyst of TexProtects.

Synopsis: TexProtects has created a new infographic - The TexProtects Guide to the CPS System - to help providers and advocates better understand and navigate the system.

During this webinar, you will learn:

  • A better understanding of the complex CPS system and the intentionality, checks and balances that help ensure child protection and family preservation.
  • How different stages of service interact with each other.
  • Resources for families, providers, policymakers, and advocates.

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A 21st Century Vision for Child Welfare

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Episode 4: Airdate July 23, 2020

Speakers: Anne Heiligenstein, Senior Director of Casey Family Programs; Sasha Rasco, Associate Commissioner of Prevention and early intervention from the Department of Family and Protective Services; and Deneen Dryden, Associate Commissioner of child Protective Services also from DFPS.

Synopsis: Our speakers led us through a visionary discussion on new and innovative ways to build healthy and resilient families and communities to ensure children are safe at home.

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Community Resilience: Being Trauma Informed

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Episode 5: Airdate August 6, 2020

Speaker: Anna Valdez | Fostering Hope

Synopsis: Valdez discussed understanding how trauma impacts an individual’s body, brain, and behavior and how we can transform our responses and work with those that we serve.

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Access a PDF of Creating Safe Spaces cards.


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