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.

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