The Lawyer’s Role in Safe Babies
Presented by Stephanie Madrigal, Director of Safe Babies, and Heather Pugh, Safe Babies Tarrant County Coordinator
The main objective of the training will be to provide lawyers an overview of Safe Babies: the four main components, understand the role of the Tarrant County Coordinator, and what the lawyers role is in Safe Babies.
December 9, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
2701 Kimbo Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76111
Earn 1.0 CEU and MCLE | Light Breakfast and Coffee Provided
Overview of Safe Babies and the 4 main components of the program
Understand the role of the Tarrant County Coordinator
Understand the lawyer’s role in Safe Babies
About the Presenters:
Stephanie Madrigal, Director of Safe Babies
Stephanie is the Safe Babies Director of First3Years and oversees Tarrant and Dallas Counties. Before joining First3Years, Stephanie worked in the child welfare system with the Dallas juvenile and family courts. Stephanie also has experience in program development for early childhood education, parent engagement, and community collaboration. Stephanie attended the University of North Texas and has been involved with various non-profits since 2012. Stephanie is bilingual, experienced in program alignment, staff management, and grass-roots outreach. Stephanie’s passion comes from the desire to help build a strong foundation for child success; she recognizes that this success stems from parent empowerment and engagement in their child’s development.
Heather Pugh, Safe Babies Tarrant County Coordinator
As the Safe Babies Coordinator for Tarrant County, Heather Pugh brings with her a passion for infant mental health, its vast impact on future development, and advocacy for the world’s most vulnerable population. Heather is a former Early Intervention Specialist with Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) in which she served as her team’s infant mental health and trauma consultant, gathering years of experience working with infants, toddlers, and their families as a home visitor. Heather collaborated with caregivers to regularly implement several evidence-based practices such as Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Circle of Security, Bonding and Relaxation Techniques (BART) and Incredible Years Parenting Groups.
Heather graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and then completed a Master’s of Science in Infant/Child Specialist. She has also received her Infant Mental Health Endorsement (II) through First3Years.