Texas Cross Site for Infants and Toddlers

Texas Cross Site for Infants and Toddlers

October 10-11, 2019

Hyatt Place Dallas/North Galleria | 5229 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas, TX 75254

FREE Registration Here!

CEU’s Offered: LPC, SW, CPE, ECI  — and – CLE’s


The Texas Cross Site Learning Retreat on Infants and Toddlers in Child Welfare is an opportunity for stakeholders to share what is and is not working within their communities and come up with new solutions together. A state-wide summit provides the opportunity for communities to pool resources around professional development, evaluation, and best practices.

Such vast interest in this area creates a valuable opportunity to build a learning community across counties in Texas that can not only learn from one another but with one another.


Who should attend?

Judges Overseeing CPS Cases

Child Protective Services Staff

Child Placement Agencies

Lawyers Involved With The Child Welfare System

Early Childhood Intervention

Service Providers in Child Welfare



October 10th | Day 1

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Lunch and Registration, Networking

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM | Welcome – Introduction to I/T Models in Texas, Sadie Funk, First3Years

12:15 PM – 2:30 PM | Keynote: Attachment, Transitions and Reunification Planning with Dr. Charles Zeanah, Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Tulane University

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | Case Planning with Dr. Zeanah & CPS

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM | Break

3:30 PM– 5:00  PM | Funding, Evaluation, and Partnership with DFPS:

George Cannata, CPS Regional Director, Region 3 West

Monica Faulkner, University of Texas: Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing

Cindy Patrick, Meadows Foundation

Luanne Southern, Casey Family Programs


October 11th | Day 2

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast and Networking

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM | Welcome to Day Two, Sadie Funk, First3Years

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM | Coparenting Participant Panel:

• Leighanne Bates, Parent
• Lynne Kaczmarek, Foster Parent
• Joanna Letz, MSW; CVS Supervisor
• Matt Willoughby, Safe Babies Coordinator, First3Years

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM | Break

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Bringing the Perspective of EC Development and the Law to Social Services and Family Court:

Susan Profilet, Fort Bend County Behavioral Health (Developmental Expert)

Tiffany Reedy, Harris County Attorney’s Office (Legal Perspective)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM | Lunch & Networking

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM | Regional Coalitions: Strategies for Building a Diverse Stakeholder Group

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM | Early Childhood Intervention & Interaction with Child Welfare:

• Meghan Glovier, Clinical Director, ECI Services MHMR Tarrant
• Amanda Griffith, Associate Director, ECI, Metrocare Services

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Next Steps: Building on Momentum: Jesse Booher, Vice President for Policy & Innovation with Texas Alliance of Family and Child Services



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