Kids Living Well meets the last Thursday of each month from 9 – 10:30 a.m. There is no meeting in July and there is a combined November/December meeting, usually in early December. Currently, we are meeting virtually.

Contact [email protected] to receive notices of meetings.


  • Summer Vacation


  • Minutes coming soon!





Neurosequential Modeling by Casey Family Programs Holly Parks LCSW Family Engagement Liaison  and Amy Frere LCSW-IPR Supervisor Prevention & Permanency Services – Sarah Rees


Member program presentations






  • Summer Vacation


  • Agency Updates from the following Kids Living Well partners
    • Any Baby Can, Diana Perez, Lead Social Worker
    • Austin Child Guidance Center, Brittany Golden, Interim Executive Director
    • Communities In Schools, Dorothy Garza, Senior Director of Mental Health Services
    • Dell Children’s Medical Center, Briana Wells, Social Work Supervisor, and Regan McGahan, Director Mental Health Service Line
    • LifeWorks, LeShawn Arbuckle, Division Director of Counseling Services
    • Wonders and Worries, Jordan Ruch, Outreach Manager
  • Children's Mental Health Acceptance Day
  • Meeting Minutes




  • Travis County Community Partners for Children and the CRCG, Courtney Baldwin, Travis County Juvenile Probation CRCG Coordinator, and Sonia Hartman, Travis County System of Care Manager
  • Meeting Minutes

02-23-2023 Kids Living well Meeting

  • Kids Living Well input on priority strategies to focus on for the final years of the 2021 Travis County Plan for Children’s Mental Health and Substance Misuse
  • Meeting Minutes

01-26-2023 Kids Living Well Meeting

12-08-2022 Intensive Children's MCOT presentation, election of Co-Chair and Ugliest Sweater Competition

10-27-2022 Kids Living Well is the Governance Board for the new System of Care Grant

09-22-2022- Safety Planning Workshop- Nick Kendrick, Dell Children's Medical Center - presentation outlining Safety Planning workshop

08-25-2022 FQHC’s and services offered (Lone Star Circle of Care and CommUnity Care

  • Dr. Kathleen Butler of Lone Star Circle of Care reviewed how LSCC integrates health and mental health care for children. Sara Otero presented about CommUnityCare Health Centers and how they integrate health and mental health care.
  • Kids Living Well 08-25-2022 minutes

06-30-2022 Travis County Juvenile Probation Department Program Overview-

05-26-2022 SAFE Alliance Overview

04-28-2022 Youth Substance Use

03-24-2022 Children's Mental Health Crisis Response

02.24.2022 - Overview of Wraparound Services in Travis County

01.27.2022 - Presentation by Region 13 Mental Health Liaison and discussion of     Henry McMahon Award

12.09.21 - Bridging Care Through School Partnerships, Dr. Puja Patel, Dell Medical Center and Wendy Salazar, Integral Care

10.28.21 - Legislative Update - Policies impacting children and youth, Josette Saxton, Texans Care for Children

9.30.21 - Implementation priorities for the Travis County Plan for Children's Mental Health and Substance Misuse. Kids Living Well members reviewed goals, objective and strategies of the Plan and identified priorities to focus on in 2022.

8.26.21 - Autonomous but Not Alone: Navigating Students through Drug-Related Risk, Mar Padilla, Cardea

7.29.2021 - Gender Dysphoria

6.24.21 - Children's Crisis Services - Dell Children's Medical Center and Integral Care

5.27.21 Neurosequential Modeling, Dr. Teri Wood, Trust-Based Relational Intervention & Brain Development Coordinator at Austin Independent School District