Whip Your Body into Shape: Strengthening Your Local Governance Body
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come join us for a discussion on community leadership structures and how they can advance a system of care for children and families with mental health challenges. Webinar attendees will recieve 1.5 hours of CEUs, and have the opportunity to hear first-hand experiences of both rural and urban system of care communities in Texas, as well as insight from experts on the incorporation of family and youth voice. The intended audience for this webinar are community leaders and advocates, including family and youth and stakeholders from mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, education, non-profits, and faith-based organizations.
Date: April 23, 2014 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM
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Ron has been with Central Plains Center for 27 years and the CEO for the past 19 years. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. He is also the past President of the Llano Estacado Alliance for Families (LEAF), affiliated with the Rural Children's Initiative, and one of the founders of the community collaborative.
Patsy Thomas has served as President of the Mental Health Connection (MHC) of Tarrant County since 2002. MHC is a collaboration of public and private organizations working with key community stakeholders to improve access to quality behavioral healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas and within the surrounding Tarrant County area.
Michael serves as the Youth Engagement and Cultural and Linguistic Competency Specialist on the Texas System of Care Initiative. Michael began his professional career with 14 years of full-time vocational ministry working with children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Michael has served as a consultant for the Georgetown University's National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health.
Barbara Granger is the lead Family Coordinator on the Texas System of Care Initiative, and is Family Coordinator for Via Hope, a training and technical assistance center. Previously, she worked with the Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health and served on local, regional and state advisory committees representing family voice. Barbara brings passion to ensure family voice is heard across Texas while serving with and on behalf of families facing similar challenges.
Robert Shaw is the Community Development Specialist for the Texas System of Care where he is responsible for coordinating support for local implementation of the system of care framework. He provides strategic consultation and coaching to communities at different stages of system of care readiness. He has served in numerous capacities on community boards and coalitions with a wide variety of governance structures at various stages.
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Texas System of Care
Through the System of Care initiative funded by SAMHSA, Texas partners are coming together to identify ways to help local communities address the needs of children and youth with serious mental health conditions and their families using a System of Care approach