2024 Summit

Connecting the Dots for Children's Mental Health

This full-day training for healthcare providers, educators, therapists, social workers, and family partners will focus on how child-serving professionals and families can work together to address children's mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities.
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April 18, 2024
Region 13 Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723

  • 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast and exhibitor tables showcasing community resources
  • 8:45 a.m.     Welcome, Dr. Karli Silverberg, CommUnity Care
  • 9:00 a.m.     Crisis services Overview
    • Nikkida Butler, Counseling Coordinator, Hutto ISD
    • Kedra Priest, Practice Administrator of Crisis Services, Integral Care
    • Adam Crawford, LMSW, Social Services Manager, Dell Children’s Medical Center Mental Health Unit
    • private psychiatric hospital
  • 10:00 a.m.     Break
  • 10:15 a.m.     Panel discussion of best practices in collaboration between schools, providers and families, moderated by JoEllen Goldsberry, Region 13 Behavioral Health Partnership Program Liaison
    • Leah Kelly, Certified Family Partner working for Integral Care at Del Valle ISD, Manor ISD and Pflugerville ISD
    • Dr. Tara Greendyk, Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Health, CommUnity Care
    • Suzanne Hart, Lead Psychologist, Austin Child Guidance Center
    • Lindy Frazer, LSSP, Evaluation and Child Find Specialist, Region 13 Education Service Center
  • 11:45 a.m.     Lunch and exhibitor tables
  • 1:00 p.m.      Psychiatric consult for schools and health providers: Dr. Nithya Mani, MD, Associate Director for CPAN and TCHATT at the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium
  • 2:00 p.m.     Promoting the Mental Well-being of Transition Age Youth with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD), Katie Mitten and Rohanna Sykes, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • 3:00 p.m.    Safety Planning Saves Lives, Blanca Hinojosa and Michele Pierson, Integral Care Child and Family Services
  • 4:00 p.m.    Adjourn