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HGTX Trainings

About HGTX Trainings

Our HGTX Trainings provide educational and technical support to child welfare professionals and caregivers. These trainings aim to transform the narrative of foster care by advocating for the placement of youth in supported families and preventing youth from re-entering the foster care system.

Our training sessions and series strive to provide the strategies needed to build supportive environments for children who are awaiting adoption, have been adopted, or are in a long-term guardianship placement.

All trainings are free to attend and offered both in-person and virtually. Some of our trainings are offered in a multi-session series format, while others are individual workshops. Virtual individual and group consultation for participants may accompany the training offering. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for professionals on select trainings.

If you have any specific questions about these trainings, please email Samantha Thompson at samantha.thompson@austin.utexas.edu.

Current Open Trainings

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Child Development and Adoption

Audience: Professionals 
March 5th, 2024

11am-1pm CST

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Adoption: What to Expect

Audience: Caregivers
March 11th, 2024

11am-12pm CST

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Family Engagement Practices

Audience: Professionals 
March 21st, 2024

11am-1pm CST

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Reflections in Caregiving Training Series

Audience: Three part series for caregivers

Caregiver Challenges
April 3rd, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm CST
Bringing Our Full Selves to the Table: Exploring the Caregiver Role
April 10th, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm CST
Training Follow Up: Connecting the Dots
April 24th, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm CST