Who's on First? A Webinar on Who Does What for Whom
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This webinar will increase awareness and understanding about the following State child serving agencies : Department of State Health Services, Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Texas Education Agency, Department of Family Protective Services, and Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairment. It will also provide the audience with information on eligibility of services; how the agency addresses children’s mental health needs; and tips for working with and obtaining services and supports from their agency. The intended audience for this webinar includes community leaders and advocates, including family and youth and stakeholders from mental health, juvenile justices, child welfare, education, non-profits, and faith-based.
Participants will receive 1.5 hours of CEUs.
Meeting Room: https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/txsoc-webinar/
Kelley Logans-Ali, LCSW-S, LCDCI, is the Mental Health Program Specialist with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Child Protective Services, where she has worked for 24 years in numerous positions. Kelley is responsible for Senate Bill 44 implementation and co-facilitates the DSHS/DFPS RTC Bed Project. At the same time, she has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years as a clinician providing psychiatric evaluations for acute hospitalizations, individual & family therapy, facilitates groups, Social Work Field Supervision, provides LCSW Supervision, currently working on completing LCDC licensure and has over 15 years in non-profit work.
Dawn McKeehan, MA, LPCI, QMHP-CS, is a TCOOMMI Manager III with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reentry and Integration Division. She joined the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2007 as a field Parole Officer for three years and then was promoted to a Program Specialist with the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI) in 2011. She briefly departed from TDCJ and assumed a position as a TCOOMMI Program Director at a local mental health authority. In 2013, Ms. McKeehan returned to TDCJ as the Continuity of Care (COC) Supervisor and then promoted to TCOOMMI Manager. She continues to be actively involved in research, policy, and program initiatives for juveniles and adults involved in the criminal justice system affected by mental illness, medical impairment, intellectual disability and substance abuse disorders.
Angela Hobbs-Lopez, D.O., is the Unit Manager of Child and Adolescent Services Unit at the Department of State Health Services; overseeing Children’s Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Suicide Prevention. Dr. Angela Hobbs-Lopez attended Northeast Missouri State University and has a degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. She moved to Texas over twenty years ago to continue her training at the Austin State Hospital where she became residency trained in General Psychiatry and then in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Throughout her career, she has worked with numerous community agencies and organizations, as well as, at the state-level; all with an emphasis on children’s mental health.
Tracy Levins, Ph.D., currently manages the prevention and early intervention services for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. With over 25 years of experience in the juvenile justice and the mental health systems, Tracy has worked with communities, organizations, policymakers, and professionals throughout Texas to help youth access the services and resources they need to become productive, literate, lawful, and responsible citizens. She was a 2010 nominee for Outstanding Woman in Texas Government for her work in developing the first-ever Parent’s Bill of Rights for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (then the Texas Youth Commission), implementing the family liaison initiative in state juvenile correctional facilities, and co-authoring the Family Handbook titled Understanding. Tracy earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hendrix College and her doctorate in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Barbara Kaatz, is currently in the division of federal and state education policy within the Texas Education Agency.
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